14 Essential Margarita Tools
You don't have to be a professional bartender to make an amazing margarita. These top-notch margarita tools will help you make a refreshing drink for every fiesta and Friday night alike.
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First things first: If you like your margs frozen, a quality blender is an absolute must. This one was awarded Best Blender Overall in an exhaustive test by our Test Kitchen. It boasts 10 speeds, a self-cleaning feature and a smooth blend every time.
If shaken margaritas are more your style, you can’t go wrong with this on-theme bar tool. It effectively mixes up ingredients and keeps them cool thanks to its brass-coated stainless steel material. Its fun tropical shape only adds to the summertime vibes.
Get the proportions of lime juice, tequila and triple sec right every time when you use a professional-style jigger. We like this one for its sleek silhouette, with taller-than-average sidewalls to help avoid spilling.
For an authentic fiesta, try these clay margarita glasses. They’ll keep your drink insulated and cool, and are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. It also doesn’t hurt that we chose them as one of our best margarita glasses of 2021.
No one says making margaritas has to be difficult. This genius machine makes it easy, since it automatically shaves and blends ice, gets rid of melting ice and offers a few programmed settings for any texture preference. It’s basically an in-home, on-demand bartender!
Your margarita’s salt is almost as important as its tequila. While you could opt for basic rim salt, we like this multipack with a variety of flavors perfect for experimenting. Try spicy pineapple for a tropical take on the classic cocktail, or lime when you’re mixing in a smoky mezcal.
To achieve a smooth cocktail every time, you’re going to want to pass it through a strainer before pouring it into your glass. This strainer is made with an ultra-fine mesh that’ll catch any spare lime remnants, plus has a small size that fits over the mouth of most cups or shakers.
For both prepping citrus and serving up drinks, you’ll want a sturdy, stylish dual-purpose cutting board. This acacia wood version comes in a fun herringbone pattern, and its grooved border is a smart feature for catching excess liquids. Just give it a simple wipe down and it’s ready to display your finished margs.
If your margarita-making plans involve hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, these cocktail napkins are an excellent accessory. Not only will they soak up any spills and make cleanup a breeze, but their cheeky design is sure to rake in the compliments.
Keep drinks refreshed even when you’re far from the kitchen with the help of this ice bucket. It’s double-walled for seriously effective insulation, includes a strainer to keep ice cubes away from melted water and features tongs and a scoop so no one has to dig around with their hands.
When we set out to find the best juicer, we discovered that this Cuisinart model was the best on the market at its price point. It’ll juice limes (and any other fruit you may want to use for flavor) with ease, and since its large feed tube allows you to drop in larger pieces than the average juicer, it means less prep work on your end.
No bar set is complete without a proper stirring spoon. This one comes in a stylish rose gold color—or three other shades if they’re more your style—with a twisted handle just like the pros use. It’ll be a useful tool whether you’re mixing up a classic lime marg or one of our move creative recipes.
Make your margarita a little dressier with the help of these party-ready cocktail picks. They’ll help hold your toppings in place while also marking whose glass is whose, since each of the six picks features a distinct tropical-inspired token. They make a great housewarming gift, too.