How To Make An Margarita Cocktail
15ml Triple Sec
20ml Lime Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
If using fresh lime then squeeze 1/2 lime into the shaker and discard the juiced fruit.
Top the cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake hard.
Fine strain the margarita cocktail into a martini glass with a salt rim (tip on how to salt the glass rim below)
Tell Us About The Margarita Cocktail
The Margarita cocktail is tequilas famous serve and is big in Mexico and the USA as you would imagine.
The creator of this delicious concoction is officially unknown but some sources credit it to Carlos “Danny” Herrera who ran Rancho La Gloria, near Tijuana.
It is said that he created it for a famous actress who was a patron of his bar, who hated all spirits with the exception of tequila. When Danny was asked to mix up a tequila cocktail, he paired it with triple sec and lime.
That being said, there are about 5 other claims to the crown of the inventor of the Margarita cocktail recipe.
Margaritas are another one of those versatile cocktails that allow you to try your hand at countless variations. many fruit liqueurs and fruits work well in the Margarita (as they do in Daiquiris also) and they can be served straight, on the rocks or as a frozen Margarita.
The salt rim needed in the garnish is easy to do at home.
Add a good amount of salt to a side plate or tea saucer (make sure the salt is not too course or it won’t stick)
Take a lime wedge and make a small cut in the middle of the wedge in the flesh part. Take the glass and run the cut of the lime around the rim so it coats it with lime juice.
Next up put the glass rim side down in the salt and give the rim a good coating of salt. It is important to remove any excess salt from the inside of the glass so it doesn’t affect the flavour of the Margarita (do this with a napkin).
Did You Know?
On average 185k Margarita, cocktails are consumed per hour by the USA.
What to drink next?
Try these awesome Margarita variations.