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Try these Cinco de Mayo margaritas: strawberry, mango and a skinny margarita

We don't need an excuse to shake up a margarita, but since it's Cindo de Mayo, we had to ask New York City's Maya restaurant to share the secrets behind its delicious drinks that we love year-round. Here are three fabulous and ultra easy recipes to try at home.

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How to make the perfect margarita

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How to make the perfect margarita

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Margarita
Strawberry Margarita
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Use store-bought strawberry puree or make your own at home by blitzing fresh or frozen strawberries in a blender before mixing. This strawberry margarita is a TODAY Food staff favorite at chef Richard Sandoval's Maya restaurant in New York City. Build the drink in a mixing glass and serve it in a salt-rimmed double rocks glass.

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3-Ingredient Mango Margarita
3-Ingredient Mango Margarita
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Pureed mango and sour mix are the time-saving ingredients behind this juicy and perfectly balanced mango margarita. Build the drink in a mixing glass and serve it in a salt-rimmed double rocks glass.

4-Ingredient Skinny Margarita
Skinny Margarita
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There's no need to run to the store for a low-calorie margarita mix — just make your own at home with this easy recipe. Build the drink in a mixing glass and serve it in a salt-rimmed double rocks glass.

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Want a classic margarita instead? We've got you covered with what we think is the perfect margarita recipe.

The Perfect Margarita
How to make the perfect margarita
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Serve them up today along with guacamole for a fabulous Cinco de Mayo.

This article was originally published on May 5, 2016.

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