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Why is it that so many cocktails are geared toward the summer? Maybe because it’s the time of relaxation and vacation. Here at Aspiring Winos, though, we’re all about versatility. That’s why we’re sharing this fall & Thanksgiving margarita recipe with flavors and colors perfect for when the autumnal vibes are setting the scenery on fire. For a fun twist, use colored salt or sugar on the rim. If you don’t want to make those on your own, plenty of craft and cooking shops have them!

Fall & Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe

Related: Check out these margarita makers for making the perfect chilled drinks this year!

Fun Facts about Margaritas

Almost everyone loves a good Margarita, and who doesn’t like learning fun facts, too? Here are some things you may not know about Margaritas!

  • Did you know that “margarita” means “daisy” in Spanish? That’s just one interesting tidbit to share while enjoying your beverage.
  • The salt is an important ingredient. It reduces the bitterness while bringing out the desired sweet and sour notes in the drink! Cheers!
  • The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971.
  • Las Vegas made the world’s largest margarita.
  • The world’s most expensive margarita cost $1200 bucks! Wow! Let’s stick to this recipe shall we?
  • Americans consume 185,000 margaritas on average per hour! So get sipping.

Where to Buy Pear Juice

When this post first went up, I didn’t know that sourcing pear juice would be such a challenge for folks! It really is a unique flavor that is hard to replicate with other juices.

My first recommendation is to check three aisles that you may not frequent at your grocery store: the international foods section, the organic section and the baby food section.

Amazon is also an option, here are some choices you can purchase online:

Buy Ceres

Buy Looza

If you really, really, cannot source pear juice, you could completely switch up this Fall Margarita and use a high quality ginger ale. Pick one that comes in a fancy glass bottle, with depth of flavor. It will taste completely different, but still be a nice fall cocktail.

What You Need

  • 2 oz 100% Apple Cider
  • 2 oz Pear Juice
  • 1½ oz Tequila Gold
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • Margarita salt for the glass rim
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks for decoration

How to Make  a Fall & Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe

First, Dip the rim of your glass in simple syrup and place upside down on Margarita salt. Then, set the glass aside.
Margarita Recipe
Next, fill 3/4 of your glass with ice.
Festive Fall Margarita
Pour liquid ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
This Fall Margarita Pairs with your Fav Seasonal Flavors
Pour into your prepared glass. Add a cinnamon stick for garnish.

How to Make a Pitcher of Fall Margaritas

So you want to serve these up for a crowd, you say? I can get behind that! Here’s a scaled up version to make it easy:

  • 10 oz Apple Cider
  • 10 oz Pear Juice
  • 7.5 oz Tequila Gold
  • 5 oz Grand Marnier

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Enjoy this Perfect Fall & Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe!

Don’t have time to make this delicious margarita now? Pin it to Pinterest so you can find it later!

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