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Margarita Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce orange flavored liqueur (such as Cointreau®)
  • 1/2 fluid ounce lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime wheel

Glass

Margarita Cocktail Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Sprinkle salt on a small plate. Lightly wet the rim of a cocktail glass or margarita glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in salt to coat. Set aside.
  2. Combine tequila, orange-flavored brandy, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass or a salt-rimmed, ice-filled margarita glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Margarita Cocktail

Quite a few have stated to know the origins of Margarita. Nevertheless the truth still remains not clear these days.
The most known of all the historical claims behind the Margarita drink originates in 1948. A fabolous hostess and Dallas socialite, Margarita Sames, hosted a pool side Christmas party at her holiday home in Acapulco, Mexico. The party game of choice for Margarita was to get behind the bar and observe what concoctions she may perhaps come up with and allow her party guests try out and rate the outcome. That night she combined tequila with cointreau as well as lime juice. The outcome was a success among her guests and rapidly traveled through the elite communities in Texas and shortly to Hollywood under the name of Margarita.