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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!
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:
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
- Cinnamon sticks for decoration
How to Make a Fall & Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe
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
More Cool-Weather Cocktails
- Caramel Apple Butterscotch Cocktail
- Washington Apple Cocktail
- Apple Cider Maple Fizz
- Thyme & Tonic Cocktail
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Don’t have time to make this delicious margarita now? Pin it to Pinterest so you can find it later!