5 Amazing Margarita Recipes

In theory, we love the convenience of premade margarita mixes: they’re like giant bottles of party. But in practice, they can be a bit of a Johnny One Note — they sing sweetly in the key of sweet. The appeal of these from-scratch margaritas is their grown-up complexity. From a flowery rosé syrup to fresh herbs, bitter blood oranges, and jalapeño peppers, each of them has a little something special. As the song goes, you gotta have a gimmick if you want to get ahead!