The Classic Margarita Recipe
The Margarita is one of the most famous cocktails in the world. Like many other cocktails, it has a widely disputed origin with many interesting tales. These stories have made the drink gradually more popular over time, and two really stand out. One interesting tale is the drink is that the drink was named after a showgirl called Marjorie King who was supposedly allergic to all liquor except tequila. In 1938 she went to Rancho Del Gloria Bar located at Rosarita Beach, Mexico and asked one of the bartenders to mix her a cocktail with tequila. The bartender Danny Herrera poured tequila over ice and added Triple sec and lime. He changed Marjorie’s to its Spanish equivalent after the creation, “Margarita”, and this is how the Margarita was born. The most widely accepted story regarding the history of the Margarita is that it was invented by a Dallas socialite called Margarita Sames in 1948, during a Cliffside party at Acapulco. Margarita Sames made this cocktail for her friends at a Christmas party and they loved the drink so much that they spread the recipe around the world like wildfire, making it the classic drink that it is today.
What Is A Margarita? What goes in one?
The Margarita Cocktail is a drink with multiple personalities! Like its history this drink has many versions of preparation. Restaurants give you options to go in for the “regular”, “Cadillac- prepared with premium tequilas or strawberry, mango, blended, on the rocks, with or without salt- the options are endless. This is why you should take out time to taste as many of them possible and discover what suits your taste buds the best. It is a refreshing summer drink that can be made in several ways. It is a widely sought cocktail in North America and other parts of the globe. People love the drink and its popularity shows no sign of dying out!
As mentioned above you can make the Margarita in a number of ways. The Margarita is a mix of tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and a sweetener. The base mix of this cocktail has been adapted to mix with any fruit or liqueur. There are three basic ways to prepare the drink and serve guests. They are neat, frozen or on the rocks. You can have the drink with salt, sugar or just nothing on the rim of your glass. The variations built on the same core ingredients of Tequila, Lime Juice, and Triple Sec are endless, and are almost universally delicious.
Ingredients For The Classic Margarita Recipe
- 2 Ounce Tequila
- 1 Ounce Triple Sec
- 1 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp Coarse Salt
- Lime Wedge
How Do You Make A Margarita?
- Ø Pour the coarse salt onto a saucer or a plate
- Ø Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of the Margarita glass and dip this glass into the coarse salt till it coats the rim.
- Ø Fill glass with ice
- Ø Fill the martini shaker with ice and pour the tequila, lime juice and Triple sec.
- Ø Shake for 15-20 mins till the martini shaker frosts with condensation
- Ø Strain the mixture in the glass and garnish it with a lime slice
- Ø Serve chilled
Today the Margarita is the most popular cocktail in the USA and it represents 18% of the mixed sales drink. On average, people in the USA drink 185,000 Margaritas every hour. In 1971 the first frozen Margarita machine was invented out of a soft serve machine for ice cream and this shows the popularity of the drink, a drink which shows no signs of having its popularity slow down at all. The margarita is an excellent cocktail that is shaken, not stirred, and I personally enjoy it on the rocks with an old fashioned glass.