Top 5 Best Margarita Cocktail Mixers for 2021
Nothing is better than a perfectly made Margarita cocktail. The recipe is not overly complicated, all you need are a few simple ingredients: top-shelf tequila, fresh lime juice, and a topper like triple sec or Grand Marnier. Unfortunately, for most home cocktailers, it is too time-consuming to gather all the ingredients once you factor in chopping, squeezing and measuring. Plus, add in a blender and it can get messy!
It is exactly why craft margarita cocktail mixers have exploded in popularity over the last few years. With amazing quality, all-natural or organic ingredients and no fake sweeteners, they make cocktails at home easier than ever. Not to mention, there are so many classic and unique margarita mixer flavors to choose from. Each has a distinctive flavor profile, from sour to spicy to fruity, offering something for every palate.
We decided we wanted to share with you our top 5 best margarita cocktail mixers in 2021. Believe us, this was not an easy list to pare down. But attention spans are short, so five best cocktail mixers it is! Check out the list below to see what Cocktailbro thinks are the best Margarita Cocktail Mixers in 2021.
Best Overall: Crafted Cocktail Co. Spicy Watermelon
Best Spicy: Hella Habanero Margarita
Best Skinny: Demitri’s Organic Skinny Margarita
Best Classic: Hella Margarita
Best Unique: American Cocktail Co. Mango Jalapeno
If you’re looking for a margarita cocktail mixer with fewer calories, then we have the one for you. Dimitri’s Organic Skinny Margarita cocktail mixer is only 38 calories per 3oz serving. If you’re mixing a traditional margarita then you shouldn’t need more than 3-4oz of the mixer.
We found Demitri’s skinny mixer to be very tasty, a little tart and with a natural taste you don’t get with some skinny margarita mixers. Demitri’s was nicely balanced and went down easily during our weekend tasting. Unlike many skinny mixers, they use all-natural Stevia extract to keep out the sugar and bring down the calorie count. It goes best with tequila but you could try it with vodka.
If you’re looking for a skinny margarita mixer to try, this is our top pick.
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Hella, based out of New York, is one of the top brands in the craft cocktail mixer category, and for good reason; quality ingredients, natural flavors and no fake sweeteners. They are committed to creating only the best cocktail mixers you can buy.
The Hella Margarita Mixer is very much a traditional margarita profile. With only pure cane sugar, lime and sea salt it is a simple recipe that has a nice balance between the sweet and sour flavor that you want in a delicious margarita cocktail. We found that we could easily dial down the sweetness by adding more ice or a little soda water when mixing.
This Hella mixer would be what we would pull out during happy hour for friends and family. For a yummy traditional top-shelf margarita, Hella Margarita Mixer is our pick.
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American Cocktail Co. has made a name for itself by collaborating with some of the top mixologists in the world to create unique and tasty cocktail mixers. And our next pick is no exception. The American Cocktail Co. Mango Jalapeno is the first on our list that will appeal to those who love spicy cocktails.
The American Cocktail Co. Mango Jalapeno Mixer will make you feel like you're on vacation. This mouthwatering combo of ripe organic mango and pineapple is blended with a touch of jalapeño heat for that perfect balance of deliciousness you look for in a top-shelf cocktail made at home.
While you might think this one is only a margarita mixer, it actually pairs well with both vodka and rum. We made a delicious daiquiri with this mixer using our favorite rum. Both the cocktails were delicious and while spicy, we would consider it medium spicy for most people.
If you want to try a unique spicy mixer, the American Cocktail Co. Mango Jalapeno Mixer is our pick.
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The Hella Habanero Margarita Mixer is one of our all-time favorites. Essentially, this is a spicy version of their traditional margarita mixer we highlighted earlier on the list. Of course, the biggest difference being the addition of habanero extract to the ingredients list.
If you love spicy and love margaritas this will definitely not disappoint. It is a flavorful, traditional margarita profile with a ‘get your attention’ kick at the end. We love that they used habanero extract instead of the milder jalapeno pepper. It really tastes delicious, but it will tickle your throat as it goes down. We love that. One word of caution… this is spicier than your typical margarita cocktail mixer so just know that ahead of time.
You cannot go wrong with this delicious margarita cocktail mixer! We are in love with this one.
The Hella Habanero Margarita is a classic spicy cocktail mixer everyone should try and it is our #2 pick.
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It is finally time to reveal our top pick, the Crafted Cocktail Co. Spicy Watermelon Cocktail Mixer. We absolutely love this cocktail mixer because it is delicious, top quality, spicy and works well with all types of spirits.
This mixer is an amazing blend of watermelon, jalapeno and lime that can be mixed with tequila, vodka or rum. There is no limit to the number of cocktails you can make with this one. While it can be a tad sweet, the jalapeno heat (barely medium spicy) and real watermelon juice will make you fall in love with this cocktail mixer. It tastes like real watermelon, not like that fake watermelon candy flavor. We usually make a refreshing margarita with this one and sit outside on our patio.
The Crafted Cocktail Co. Spicy Watermelon Cocktail Mixer is the perfect all-around cocktail mixer that works in any season. It is easily our #1 top pick!
Shop Now: Crafted Cocktail Co. Spicy Watermelon