6 Over-the-Top Margaritas for National Margarita Day, Not That You Need an Excuse

You can do way better than just salt and lime.

If you were already thinking about drinking today, you're in luck. It happens to be National Margarita Day, so take that as your license to tequila the night away. Fortunately, the classic cocktail has become a veritable artform, so you don't have to be relegated to sipping on the same old salted rim. There are infinite versions to be consumed, and your inspiration starts here:

Deep-Fried Margarita

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An annual favorite at the Texas State Fair, the deep-fried margarita is most often made by soaking cake pieces in tequila before battering and dipping them in hot oil. Here's how to make it at home.

Sriracha Margarita

Cocktail Crate's Sriracha Margarita Mix brings an instant buzz to your drink via a handmade syrup.

PB & J Margarita

Hussong's Cantina in Las Vegas is the American outpost of the fabled margarita birthplace in Ensenada, Mexico. The margarita menu in Vegas is full of crazy concoctions like this brightly colorful riff, made with creme de cassis and muddled blackberries and lined with a peanut butter rim.

Kale Margarita

Are you a health nut? You can still have a margarita. Just throw some kale juice into it, like they do at The Wayland in New York City.

Chocolate Margarita

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Chocolate syrup and a few simple spices are all you need to take this drink to the dark side. Marcela Valladolid of Food Network's Mexican Made Easy has a super simple recipe.

Cotton Candy Margarita

If you like your margaritas extra extra sweet, here's a quick way to cut to the chase: Stuff the glass with some cotton candy before you pour.


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