DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Melissa Moreno offers a few margarita recipes.

Want to make National Margarita Day (February 22nd) one to remember? Start by taking your shot at elevating the standard margarita recipe and mix up a refreshing Blood Orange Margarita using new Hornitos Cristalino or a delicious, and easy-to-make, Pineapple Margarita with whiskey-barrel aged Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila.

Let's get real...we don't need a designated day of the year to enjoy a refreshing margarita, but it makes the day seem a bit more special if we give it a name and a specific date on the calendar. Plus, it's the one day every year that people from all over the country will be celebrating by drinking the very same cocktail. This year, make National Margarita Day more than just any other day by mixing up a few ingredients with your favorite Hornitos Tequila. The Blood Orange Margarita not only boasts a bright, vibrant color of the Blood Oranges, and is perfect for mixing with Hornitos Tequila. Pineapple Juice adds a fun twist to any cocktail with a refreshing balance of a sweet and tangy flavor ~ perfect for a Pineapple Margarita on National Margarita Day!

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Blood Orange Margarita

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Cristalino Tequila
  • 1 part blood orange juice
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part agave
  • Paprika sea salt for rim

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass rimmed with paprika sea salt and serve.

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Pineapple Margarita

  • 1 ¼ Parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ½ part pineapple juice
  • ¼ part agave
  • ¼ part fresh lime juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and serve.