About This Margarita Cocktail Recipe
The Margarita is one of the simplest cocktails you can make at home. Made with only 3 ingredients, this iconic drink can cool you down on a hot day and warm you up on a cold day. Any day is a good day for a classic, refreshing Margarita!
While the origins of this cocktail are unclear, it is believed that the Margarita was invented in 1938 by a Mexican restauranteur Carlos Herrera created this drink for one of his customers who was allergic to all alcohol except tequila.
Another story goes that, in 1984, a Dallas socialite named Margaret Sames mixed her two favorite spirits — tequila and Cointreau — during a house party.
Others say that Margarita, which means “daisy” in Spanish, was a twist on the Daisy cocktail that is made with spirit, citrus, orange liqueur, and soda. If you leave out the soda, that’s your Margarita.
Regardless of its origins, this thirst-quenching cocktail has continued to be a popular choice for decades.
A strong, tangy cocktail, a classic Margarita is made with just three ingredients — good-quality tequila Blanco made from 100% blue agave, Cointreau, and freshly-squeezed lime juice.
This simple cocktail is ridiculously quick and easy to make for a single serving as well as for a crowd. Served on the rocks, straight up, or frozen with or without a salted rim.
What You Need for This Margarita Cocktail Recipe
- Tequila: Use a good quality tequila Blanco made from 100% blue agave.
- Cointreau: It is a premium triple sec orange-flavored liqueur that acts as a sweetener and adds a lovely hint of orange flavor.
- Lime Juice: Always use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
- Cointreau: It can be substituted with any good quality triple sec.
How strong is a Margarita?
The Margarita is just over half the strength of a tequila shot or around 27% ABV. If served on the rocks, it will dilute slightly over time.
A good quality tequila, Cointreau, and freshly squeezed lime juice are all you need to make the best Margarita possible at home!
Yield: 1 cocktail
How To Make Margarita Cocktail Step By Step
Rub a wedge of lime along the edge of the glass and then dip it into the salt to cover the entire rim.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, and shake well.
Strain the mix into the glass and serve with a lime wedge. Enjoy!
- Choose good quality liquors for the best flavor.
- If you want a fruity Margarita, you may add blended strawberry, apple, watermelon, or any fruit you like.