The Best Fresh Margarita Round-Up

Maybe it's Pinterest's fault or maybe this San Diego heat wave is making me think about margaritas. I'm not sure who to blame, but my craving is real.  So what better to share on this hot Wednesday than a round up of all the freshest, prettiest margarita recipes {from my favorite bloggers} that are made with only the cleanest, most exciting ingredients? I have never been a liquor drinker, even in college, because mixed drinks were always full of sodas, diet sodas, sugary juice, red bull or even weird food coloring. And that didn't appeal to me. 

Rosemary Ginger Margaritas // via WickedSpatula

Rosemary Ginger Margaritas // via WickedSpatula

source: WickedSpatula

On my 21st birthday I was in Cabo with my family. That's when I discovered the fresh margarita. Just lime, orange juice and tequila. That drink stuck and still to this day, it's the only mixed drink I order. Around here I'm known for my spicy grapefruit margaritas and my traditional lime margarita recipe - in fact, La Costa Resort calls my poolside beverage the Juli Marg. 

All the of the recipes I'm sharing today have the same basic foundation - lime, good tequila, ice and agave or simple syrup - plus really fun herbs, spices and other fresh flavors. These are all lower in sugar, healthier and more unique than your average restaurant marg. Click on the images to get the full details, more photos and the recipes. 

Strawberry Margaritas // via Gimme Some Oven

Strawberry Margaritas // via Gimme Some Oven

Fresh Blueberry Margs // via Love & Olive Oil 

Fresh Blueberry Margs // via Love & Olive Oil 

Spicy Jalapeno Margs // via Love & Lemons

Spicy Jalapeno Margs // via Love & Lemons

Sweet + Spicy Mango Chili Lime Margs // via Minimalist Baker

Sweet + Spicy Mango Chili Lime Margs // via Minimalist Baker

Blood Orange Margs // via DesignLoveFest

Blood Orange Margs // via DesignLoveFest

Fresh Peach Margs // via Gimme Some Oven

Fresh Peach Margs // via Gimme Some Oven

Watermelon Lime Margs // via Kitchen Confidante

Watermelon Lime Margs // via Kitchen Confidante

Shown above is the basic fresh {aka skinny} margarita ingredient base - add fresh ingredients that you have on hand and have fun, try your own combo. Let's hope this made your hot Summer day just a tad bit cooler. 

Enjoy

XOXO, Juli