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Love candy cocktails? Give our Fairy Floss Margarita a whirl

Bring a little Barbiecore into margarita hour with this recipe that takes top-shelf tequila plus other marg essentials and spins them into a hot pink drink.

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Sure, spiced jalapeño margaritas have their place, but when the occasion calls for a little candy-coloured playfulness, lean into the moment with this fairy-floss-topped margarita. With the oomph and lip-smacking tang of a classic margarita, prettied up with a splash of vanilla-scented creaming soda and an OTT garnish, this Barbie-pink marg is all kinds of fabulous. Leave your inhibitions at the door – this cocktail is all about the drama and is loaded with TikTokable flair. Snap, then sip!

How to make a fairy floss margarita

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 90mL Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 30mL Cointreau or Triple Sec liqueur
  • 60mL Lemon Fresh Lime Juice
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Creaming soda soft drink, to serve
  • Persian pink fairy floss or sliced strawberries, to garnish (optional)



  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Shake for 30 seconds or until well combined and chilled.
  2. Strain the mixture into 2 serving glasses. Top with a splash of creaming soda and garnish with curls of fairy floss or slices of strawberries, if using.

Make it for maximum impact

You may have guessed already that the fairy floss margarita is not designed to be a serious drink. If it was a celebrity, it’d be somewhere between Lizzo and Florence Pugh. It’s over-the-top and good natured and it’s here for your hens’ nights, glam evenings, Mardi Gras parties and more. This cocktail brings the fun and squeals of delight when offered to guests, so play up to it and serve it with as much flamboyance as you can. For extra dressed-up glasses, run a lime wedge around the rims, dip in pink sugar and decorate with sliced lime or strawberries.

What’s in a fairy floss margarita

Despite the fairy floss margarita’s outrageously flirtatious and fun personality it’s still a well-balanced cocktail. Using quality ingredients helps deliver that flavour punch all good margaritas should have. Start with premium Patrón Silver Tequila that’s handmade in small batches from Mexican blue agave. Don’t skip the Cointreau – it’s an essential part of any margarita and plays its part by smoothing out the tequila without overpowering it. When limes aren’t available or you don’t have time to juice them yourself, you can rely on Lemon Fresh Lime Juice, which has nothing but the juice of 10 limes and keeps well in the fridge.

Where to next, Fairy Floss marg fans?

Want more margaritas in your life? We hear you! Follow our guide to make a margarita 3 ways and find even more variations on the classic, including the on-trend Tommy’s margarita. You don’t have to stop at margaritas when there are so many more ways to use tequila, from espresso martinis made with Patrón Silver to dessert recipes like tequila affogato and tequila granita. If it’s the pink cocktail factor you’re here for, then head on over to our pink gin 75 recipe.

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