Margarita cocktail

The classic Margarita cocktail is a must have summer-refreshment. With a sweet dash of orange from the Cointreau, and a slightly bitter aftertaste from the tequila, the drink delivers a fulfilling taste experience every time. There are a number of variations to the Margarita, but before you start experimenting and adding your own personal touch, we recommend that you try the original.

The popular cocktail was born in Mexico and brought to the United States and today it’s one of the most popular drinks in North America, where also every bar got its own special recipe. Some say it’s the main reasons behind the Mexican spirit tequila’s international stardom.

The drink is originally made with fresh lime juice, however if you are out of fresh ingredients the Rose’s lime works just as well. We highly recommend using Cointreau, as its taste is much smoother and more fruity in comparison to the cheaper Triple Sec. The main spirit in this drink is Tequila, which make choosing the right one important. We recommend that you go with a Casa Noble Crystal or a don Julio, as these will bring the agave flavors well in to the drink and together with the rest of the ingredients enhance the aromatic side of the tequila. If you want to know more about how to choose the perfect tequila you’re your margarita visit Serious Eat We only had the less expensive Sierra Tequila and we got a pretty good margarita out of it anyways.


Ingredients

  • 3.5 cl Tequila (Go for a 100% agave)
  • 2 cl Cointreau liqueur. (or Triple sec)
  • 1.5 cl Fresh lime juice. (or Rose’s lime)
  • Ice
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Margarita cocktail glass


Method

  1. Put ice/crushed ice in to your mixing glass
  2. Pour in the Tequila
  3. Pour in the crointreau
  4. Shake the cocktail to combine the ingredients
  5. Fine strain the cocktail in to your margarita glass Enjoy your first margarita.


History

There are many different stories about the origin of the margarita. All of them do nevertheless agree on the place of invention being somewhere in Mexico. One story describes how a local Mexican bartender was experimenting with different ingredients, when he got a special guest named Margarita. She tried the drink and enjoyed it so much, she asked for another one and call the drink hers by naming it with her own beautiful name. It all sounds very fairytale like and it’s quite difficult to believe the story.

A more plausible story, dates back to 1938, where Carlos "Danny" Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria created the drink for his special customer, the former Ziegfeld dance Marjorie King, who was allergic to many different spirits, but not the tequila.

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