Three Vibrant Margarita Recipes to Brighten Up Your Holiday Party

hornitos margarita recipes

If you’re like me then you are probably having some folks over in the next three or four weeks.  It may be some good friends stopping by, it may be some family staying for a while, it may be a big party that you’re hosting.  Whatever the occasion, it’s always great to make a lasting impression as a host.  That can be tough to do, with the stresses that come about with guests (my kids always seem to trash the place the day before we have party).  I therefore like to find ways to make my parties stand out from the rest without having to put in massive amounts of work.  One way to do this is in the beverage department.  Most parties in December will have egg nog based drinks.  These are great and I do love seasonal drinks, but it’s fun to mix it up and give your guests something fun that they wouldn’t expect.

hornitos tequila recipes

For my next party I am going to make the following three tequila-based drinks: Pomegranate Margarita, Orange Margarita and Kiwi Lime Margarita.  They are very easy to whip together, and I recommend making and serving all three at the same party.  It gives your guests a few delicious options but also gives some “wow factor” in the presentation.  The colors alone of the three look great and will be one more thing to make your party stand out.  We’re all tempted to constantly clean up during a party but feel free to leave some of the peals and pieces of fruit in front of the bottles, they add a nice touch.   I highly recommend using 100% Agave Tequila, and Hornitos is my go-to brand as it has a smooth taste that also mixes extremely well.  Most people think of a standard margarita when they hear tequila but there are so many  delicious and colorful varieties out there.  I personally use these recipes as much as any other for tequila drinks, the taste is phenomenal and I the color of the drinks are eye-catching and adds a little pizazz to the party.

hornitos margarita recipes

This holiday season I recommend you keep your party going with these three margarita recipes made with real fruit and Hornitos Tequila.  They are stylish yet easy to make and will likely be a hit with you and your guests.

Pomegranate Margarita
Author: Posh Journal
  • 4 Ounce Hornitos Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Fresh Lime’s Juice
  • 1 oz Club Soda
  • Ice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Agave Nectar
  • Margarita Salt for garnish
  • Fresh Pomegranate Seeds
  1. Dip dampened glasses upside down in margarita salt to salt the rim
  2. In a cocktail shaker, mix in Tequila, Pomegranate Juice, club soda, Agave Nectar, Lime Juice
  3. Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds


Kiwi Lime Tequila
Author: Posh Journal
  • 2 Kiwis Peeled and Cut
  • 1 cup fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar or 1/3 Cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz Club Soda
  • Ice
  • 3 oz Hornitos Tequila
  • 8 Leaves Mint
  • Margarita Salt for garnish
  • Sliced Lime for garnish
  • Sliced Lemon for garnish
  1. Dip dampened glasses upside down in margarita salt to salt the rim
  2. In a cocktail shaker, mix the lime juice, agave nectar, club soda, Mint Leaves
  3. Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses and with fresh kiwi
  4. Add sliced Lime and Lemon for garnish


Orange Margarita
Author: Posh Journal
  • 6 Oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Fresh Lime’s Juice
  • 2 Oz Hornitos Tequila
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar
  • 1 Oz Club Soda
  • Sliced orange for garnish
  • Sliced lime for garnish
  • Sliced lemon for garnish
  1. Dip dampened glasses upside down in margarita salt to salt the rim
  2. In a cocktail shaker, mix the orange juice, lime juice, tequila, Agave Nectar and club soda
  3. Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses and garnish with sliced orange, lime and lemon


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  • Reply
    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Nov 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Those are all perfect for any Christmas party this year. They all sound delicious.

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I love a good margarita and I was just doing a photo shoot today of my signature margarita that will be coming out Friday. I need to add these to my list of faves. Yum!

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Oh yum!! Those all look so good! Can I just stop by your place and drink a few! I see a girls night with these!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Those looks so delicious. Fruity drinks are my absolute fave. They’re yummy.

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    Liz Mays
    Nov 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Oh yum! Great ideas. I could go for one of those pomegranate ones. I’ve never made one with pomegranate before!

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    Megan Elford
    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I love the look of the fresh fruit in the glasses. The presentation is everything, and you’ve made it look great!

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    Fashionable Librarian
    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Bright and cheery and almost made a convert out of me…

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    tara pittman
    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Great drink ideas! I would makes mine without alcohol though as I cant drink

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    your photos are so beautiful! and great recipes too

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t drink, but your photos are very inviting to look at. Makes me want a nice fruity drink.

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    That pomegranate marg is calling my name. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

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    Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)
    Nov 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Oh those all look AMAZING and tequila is kind of my jam.

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    i love the color of the pomegranate margarita

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I really love the photos. And i think it would be perfect for Christmas eve.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I really love these mixes, it would be perfect for Christmas or New Year! All so lovely!

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    Jojo Vito
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:53 am

    great ideas..this is a good idea for the holidays..thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Jessica Beal Harlow
    Dec 1, 2015 at 5:44 am

    These look so festive! I know I’d love to try the pomegranate margarita most! The color is fabulous! Might just be the perfect signature drink for our New Year’s get-together!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

    The Margaritas look yummy and refreshing. I rarely drink alcohol anymore, but I would love to try these drinks.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Everything looks great. These drinks would be a sure hit at any party.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I have never tried making margarita and these all looks awesome. Love the fruits you’ve used!

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    michele d
    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:39 am

    I would love to try these drinks. They look so refreshing! I bet my hubby would love it too!

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    Claudette Esterine
    Dec 1, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Not much of a drinker me – so really appreciate the recipe so that I can make for holiday guests.

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    Jaime Nicole
    Dec 1, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I have never regarded tequila as a winter holiday beverage. This is a very interesting collection of celebratory concoctions.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love a good margarita. These flavors look and sound amazing. I will definitely be trying these soon!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

    These will be great drinks to make for my Holiday party. I will have to make some and give them a try.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

    YES for all these fab margarita recipes!! They look super yummy!!

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    Lexie Lane
    Dec 1, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Margarita recipes would be perfect this coming Christmas. I love this idea thank you.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am going to tell the hubs about this. We’ve never tried having margaritas on Christmas. I think it’s about time. 🙂

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Those drink recipes look delicious! I have not had Agave Tequila in years, but I do remember how good it is. There was just something about it compared to other Tequila brands, that made this one so much better.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    These look really good! I would love to serve these at my holiday party. I know my mom would love them!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    oh, my goodness! I would love a glass of each…looks really good!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Yum! I typically don’t like flavored drinks – like chocolate martinis and peach daiquiris – but margaritas are an exception. I think it’s because they are typically still citrusy and not cloyingly sweet. These sound wonderful!

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    April Mims
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Yum! I don’t even know which one to try first. I haven’t had a margarita in a long time but these look too good to pass up.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I do like the presentation wow factor.And you’re right, they do look great.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    All of those look so good. I love to have a margarita every once in awhile. I’ll have to try out these. The kiwi lime one is the one I’d probably really enjoy.

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    Susan Pazera ✈️ (@SusanPazera)
    Dec 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    This would be absolutely perfect for a holiday get together! Love Margaritas!

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    Angie Scheie
    Dec 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Those all look good, but the pomegranate one is so beautiful and festive. I’m sure it tastes divine!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Yes, Yes, and Yes!!! I will take all of them, please!!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    These all look good and dangerous. 😉

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    R U S S
    Dec 2, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Margaritas are always perfect for parties and get-togethers. We always have strawberry and mango here; pomegranate and orange margaritas are something that I would love to try next time.

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    Jesica H
    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I love your photos, the fruit looks amazing! I am not a huge margarita fan though!

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    Dec 2, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Wow, those all look so pretty and tasty. I don’t drink much but I would love to enjoy one of those this holiday.

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

    These drinks are amazing! I will have to give them a pin! Love your pictures!

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    Shanéy Maharaj
    Dec 2, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I was sitting on Pinterest earlier looking for ideas. Thanks so much, I’m so trying these for our Christmas party.

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Omg now this is my kind of post! Margaritas are the absolute best.

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    Travel Quest
    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    This is a good refreshment and its easy to make as well. Just about right if some family and friends come over for a night with a fun conversation.

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    Eileen xo
    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    You had me at Margarita!! I love the ingredients. I use agave as well when making Margaritas. Adding these to my holiday drink list

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I seldom drink alcoholic-based beverages, but I do love to have a margarita once in a blue moon. I love these recipes!

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    Becka @ Minutes Of Motherhood
    Dec 3, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I love your photos. These sound like great entertaining drinks. Thank you for the recipes!

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Dec 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

    These are almost too pretty to drink! I wonder if I could make them virgin since I dont really love alcohol. lol.

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    Claudia krusch
    Dec 3, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    All those beverages look amazing! I can’t decide on which one I like best! Love your pictures too!

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    Yona Williams
    Dec 3, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I haven’t had a margarita in a really long time. All three of these options look refreshing. I’ve never seen a margarita drink with fresh kiwi in it – that looks tasty.

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    Nancy Laws (@chicmompreneur)
    Dec 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    The pomegranate looks like the yummiest!

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    Dec 6, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Wow! These looks so yummy! Great pics!

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    Tonya C
    Dec 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Any of these would make a great cocktail for parties. They look so festive!

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    Deshawn Keiner
    Dec 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    You have made my day posting this. I won’t have company over for the holidays this year but my spouse and I love to drink together. I am always looking for new things to try or create. Thank you so much for sharing this I will definitely give this a try.

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