In a perfect world, every day would be spent sipping margaritas by the pool. Until that time comes, we've rounded up these margarita recipes from some of our favorite watering holes. Salty, sweet, hot and spicy — everything you need to make a delicious margarita.


El Chorro

El Chorro Margarita

  • 1 ½ ounces Monte Alban Reposado Tequila

  • ¾ ounces fresh lime juice

  • ¾ ounces triple sec and sprite

Shake and serve in an 8-ounce bucket glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.


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The Boulders Resort & Spa

Prickly Pear Margarita from Spotted Donkey Cantina

  • 1.5 oz Herradura Double Barrel Tequila

  • 1 oz Cointreau

  • .5 oz Prickly Pear Syrup

  • Sweet & Sour

Shake all ingredients together, pour over ice and top with Sweet & Sour.


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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Signature Margarita

  • 2 ounces Luna Azul Tequila

  • 1 ounce Lime Juice

  • ½ ounce Simple Syrup

  • ¼ ounce Cointreau

Shake well and pour into glass. Squeeze lime wedge over top of drink and discard. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!



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Salty Señorita

Circus Margaritus

  • 1 ½ ounces Mexican Moonshine Blanco

  • ½ ounce Jack Daniels Honey

  • 2 ounces Cayenne Simple Sugar

  • ½ ounce Agave Nectar

  • 2 ounces Sun Orchard Marg Mix

  • ½ ounce Grapefruit Juice

Glass: 16-ounce Mason Jar
Garnish with Cayenne/Salty Mix on rim with a pinch of chili powder on top.


Westin Kierland Resort 

Wild Chili Margarita

  • 1 ¼ oz. patron silver

  • ½ oz. triple sec

  • 1 oz. agave nectar

  • pinch of tepin chili pepper dust

  • splash of orange juice



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Lon's Last Drop at the Hermosa Inn

Prickly Pear Margarita

  • 1 ½ ounces Partida blanco

  • ¾ ounce prickly pear syrup

  • ¾ ounce lime juice

Shake/strain into salt-rimmed Old Fashioned glass full of ice. Garnish with lime wedge.



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