People have very strong opinions on what should be in a margarita. I remember when our editor Faith Durand suggested a couple years ago that you shouldn't be adding orange liqueur to your margarita, and the comments section got pretty ugly. Yes, traditional margarita recipes generally just have three things: tequila, triple sec, and lime. But don't let the haters get in the way of making your version of the classic.
If you're ready to switch things up a little this summer, I have just the drink for you. I've found the most popular margarita recipe on Pinterest, and it's definitely not traditional.
So, technically the most popular margarita recipe on Pinterest is this pink lemonade margarita, but when you click through to the post from the platform, there's no recipe. I did a quick Google search of that image and found a recipe that used the photo for a pink grapefruit margarita recipe from Ina Garten. It seemed unfair, however, to reward this recipe the "most popular" when it wasn't actually the number-one pin on Pinterest.
Therefore the most popular recipe pin goes to this sparkling Champagne lemonade margarita from Marla Meridith. It has been saved over 105,000 times on the platform. Other popular margarita recipes include this classic margarita from Gimme Some Oven and this creamsicle margarita from The Blond Cook. Pinterest actually put a whole board together for the most popular margarita recipes.
See it on Pinterest: Sparkling Champagne Lemonade Margaritas from Marla Meridith
This margarita recipe from Marla Meridith combines a couple different things you wouldn't normally find in a classic margarita. The drink uses tequila, lime, and orange liqueur, and also pink lemonade and Champagne. The resulting cocktail is pink in hue, and sparkling from the Champagne.