Rose Margarita Recipe – The Perfect Pink Tequila Cocktail for Your Next Party

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Whether hosting an event for friends or family or just looking to enjoy a tasty drink at home to celebrate a hard-working week, a tequila-based cocktail will always go down well.

They’re fantastic for the summer months, offering a refreshing, sharp taste that pairs well with many fruit concoctions.

And one of the undoubted classics is the Rose Margarita. Let’s take a look at the history of this fantastic drink, the ingredients you’ll need to recreate it at home, and the best settings in which to enjoy it.

History of the Margarita

A glass of Rose Margarita

To fully appreciate the delightful innovation that is the Rose Margarita, it’s crucial to start by delving into the fascinating history of the classic Margarita cocktail.

The Margarita is a beloved and timeless cocktail that has gained global popularity for its refreshing blend of flavors and its ability to transport us to the sun-soaked shores of Mexico.

The exact origins of the Margarita are somewhat shrouded in mystery, with several intriguing legends and theories surrounding its creation. One of the most widely accepted stories traces the Margarita’s roots back to the 1930s in Mexico.

According to this tale, the cocktail was first concocted by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, a Tijuana restaurateur, who crafted the Margarita for a customer who was allergic to other tequila but found it too harsh to drink straight.

However, it appears that the tale isn’t true – it was debunked in the 1990s.

Another theory suggests that the Margarita’s origins can be traced to a Mexican socialite named Margarita Sames. She is said to have mixed up the cocktail for guests at her Acapulco vacation home in the late 1940s/early 1950s, which eventually led to its widespread popularity.

There are lots of other theories too, dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. What is known is that the first confirmed publication of a recipe with the Margarita name was in a December 1953 issue of Esquire, when it was announced as the cocktail of the month.

Regardless of its precise beginnings, there’s no denying that the Margarita quickly became a staple of cocktail culture, with countless variations and adaptations emerging over the years.

The Elegance of a Rose Margarita

As for the history of a Rose Margarita? That’s a little unclear, because there are many different types of rose tequila, created using a variety of methods.

No doubt there will have been a wide variety of Rose Margaritas created using floral tequilas which used rose petals, but our Celosa brand is a completely different kind of rose tequila – a Joven Rose, the first of its kind.

So, our own spin on a Rose Margarita is also more of a unique version of this classic cocktail – and we would highly recommend you try it.

You still get the crisp freshness you would expect from a Margarita, but with a more elegant and vibrant blend of flavors.

The subtle addition of our Celosa’s floral hints creates a drink with more sophisticated layers that feel complementary. And because it’s a filtered tequila, the tang of the cocktail feels intentional and highly refreshing, rather than overly sharp and acidic.

Where to Drink a Rose Margarita

One of the great joys of crafting your own Rose Margarita is the versatility it offers, adapting beautifully to various settings and moods. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting an elegant dinner party, or simply unwinding after a long day at work, the Rose Margarita is a go-to choice that fits the bill.

Let’s explore some of these delightful at-home scenarios where your homemade Rose Margarita shines:

Poolside Paradise

There’s nothing quite like basking in the sun by the pool with a Margarita in hand. The Rose Margarita’s refreshing and citrusy profile makes it the quintessential poolside companion. As you lounge on a chaise, dip your toes in the water, and savor the icy sip of your homemade Margarita, you’ll find that it’s the ultimate refresher for a sun-soaked day.

Sophisticated Soirée

Hosting a special gathering? Elevate the evening with your Rose Margarita. Serve them up yourself, or set up a bar with your Celosa Tequila so that guests can have fun mixing their own. This interactive approach adds a touch of glamour to your soirée and ensures everyone enjoys their favorite Margarita variation.

Casual BBQ or Picnic

The Rose Margarita’s adaptability shines during casual outdoor gatherings. Whether you’re having a backyard barbecue or a picnic in the park, Margaritas are a crowd-pleaser. Mix up a batch in advance, pack them in a cooler, and watch as your friends and family revel in the zesty, social spirit of your premium homemade concoction.

Cozy Evening In

After a long day at work, there’s something immensely comforting about coming home to the familiar embrace of a Rose Margarita. Shake up your favorite recipe, settle into your favorite armchair, and let the Margarita’s soothing citrus notes melt away the stresses of the day. It’s a simple yet effective way to unwind and recharge.

Celebratory Toast

Margaritas are synonymous with celebration, and a Rose Margarita is worthy of any big event. Whether you’re commemorating a personal achievement, a special occasion, or just the end of a busy week, raise your glass with a Rose Margarita in hand. The drink’s vibrant colors and festive flavors make it the ideal choice for toasting life’s many milestones.

Movie Night

Turn your movie night into an upmarket Rose Margarita night. Pair your homemade Rose Margarita with a selection of luxury popcorn flavors and enjoy the perfect combination of salty and tangy. It’s an enjoyable way to enhance your cinematic experience and add a dash of fun to your evening.

Romantic Interlude

Looking to set a romantic mood? Dim the lights, put on some soft music, and surprise your significant other with a candlelit Rose Margarita dinner at home. The Rose Margarita’s alluring flavors and versatility make it an excellent choice for enhancing the ambiance of a special evening.

Food Pairings for a Rose Margarita

A regular Margarita is incredibly versatile and suits a wide range of foods. Using our Celosa Tequila to elevate your drink to a Rose Margarita means you can lean towards certain foods and cuisines for a more refined experience overall.

Mexican Cuisine

Margaritas and Mexican food are a classic combination. Whether you’re enjoying tacos, enchiladas, guacamole, or salsa, the citrusy and slightly tangy profile of a Rose Margarita complements the spicy, savory, and creamy elements of Mexican dishes.


The fresh and crisp notes in Rose Margaritas work beautifully with the bright and acidic flavors of ceviche, a dish typically made with fresh seafood or fish marinated in lime or lemon juice.

Grilled Seafood

Margaritas are a fantastic match for grilled seafood such as shrimp, fish, or scallops. The smoky and slightly charred flavors from the grill pair well with the refreshing, floral qualities of the cocktail.

Spicy Foods

If you’re a fan of spicy cuisine like Thai, Indian, or Sichuan dishes, Margaritas can help cool down the heat. The subtlety of the hibiscus and the gentle sweetness in the drink can balance out the spiciness in the food.

Sushi and Sashimi

Margaritas, particularly those made with milder tequilas, can be a surprising but delightful pairing with sushi and sashimi. So, a Rose Margarita is ideal. The floral elements of the cocktail provide a genteel cushion that can complement the flavors of the fish and soy sauce.

Chicken Dishes

Rose Margaritas work well with various chicken dishes, such as grilled chicken fajitas, chicken enchiladas, or even a simple roasted chicken. The cocktail’s brightness and zesty freshness complement the mild flavors of poultry.

Cheese Platters

Margaritas can also be paired with cheese platters. The acidity and citrus notes in the cocktail contrast beautifully with the richness of cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso fresco.

Rose Margarita Recipe

A hand reaching for a glass of Rose Margarita on a table, garnished with a sprig of mint and rimmed with pink salt. In the background, there is a bottle labeled "TEQUILA CELOSA ROSE" with a sleek design and black cap, partially obscured by a sheer white curtain.

Ready to make your own Rose Margarita at home? Here’s what you’ll need.


  • 1.5oz Celosa Tequila
  • 1oz Hibiscus Tea
  • 0.75oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5oz Agave
  • 2 Dashes of Rose Water
  • Mint


Use rock glasses dipped in water and salt to create a salt rim. Ice should be large cubes or rocks. Shake the ingredients together well before pouring over ice in the prepared glass.

If you want to add a spicy kick to your Rose Margarita, add in two dashes of fire water, or replace the mint leaves with a slice of jalapeno.

To properly enjoy a sophisticated Rose Margarita cocktail, you’re going to need your own bottle of Celosa Rose. Our pink tequila rose is a luxury blend that will take your cocktail game to the next level. Order your Celosa Rose bottle now so you’re ready to host your next cocktail night, or simply to relax with this luxurious drink at home.


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