Breaking Down the: Margarita

The Margarita is one of the most famous cocktails ever conceived. It is easy to see why. The cesty lime the sweet orange liqueur and of course the tequila! Perfect for sipping on a hot day to cool down or wake you up during a night out. The Margarita never fails. While the drink may seem simple enough its origin is not. Many lay a claim to its famous creation.



Sources say it was made in Acapulco, others say Puebla, while another says Tijuana. Either way it is clear the Margarita was concocted in Mexico. The earliest date claimed was in 1938 by Carlos Herrera. A restaurant owner who mixed the drink for a showgirl. She was allergic to all liquors except tequila (made from an agave plant) but did not like to drink it straight. He thought of a mix and the Margarita was born! Regardless, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice were always the ingredients. Even to this day the drink is enjoyed from those all around the world.


Margarita Recipe

Recipe for the Margarita

  • 2 ounces blanco (silver) tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Garnish: kosher salt (optional)


How to Make a Margarita

  1. Add tequila, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave syrup to a cocktail shaker. Make sure there is ice inside and give it all a shake. 
  2. Strain contents into a rocks glass and serve with fresh ice. 
  3. Salt the rim of the glass with Kosher Salt (optional) and garnish with a lime



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