Classic Margarita Recipe

A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice, blended with ice, or without ice.
Classic Margarita Recipe

Who Created the drink "Margarita"
 One of the earliest stories is of the margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California, created for the customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila.

Classic Margarita

A frozen margarita is icy soothing comfort in a glass on a hot summer day. In its classic form—tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau or Triple Sec, served in a glass with a salted rim—it is a perfect combination of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. 

How to Make the Perfect Margarita 

 Which Tequila to use for the perfect margarita?
  • Tequila: A silver or Blanco tequila is best for margaritas. This tequila is young, only aged in oak for up to two months. When it comes to margaritas, the quality of the tequila provides the perfect margarita.
  • Triple Sec or Cointreau: Cointreau is a type of Triple Sec (a family of dry orange liqueurs). Triple Sec is both the name of a category and also refers to an inexpensive, lower quality orange liqueur. Cointreau has a stronger, smoother, and more complex flavor vs Triple Sec. It's slightly more expensive and higher in alcohol level. 
  •  Lime juice: Fresh squeezed is better, but bottled lime juice will work too. 
  •  Salt: Coarse kosher salt, margarita salt, or coarse sea salt.

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    Classic Margarita Recipe
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    A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass.

      On The Rocks Margarita
    • 2 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
    • 4 oz. Tequila
    • 2 oz. lime juice
    • 1/2 cup ice
    • lime wedges
    • coarse kosher salt for rimming glasses
    1. Using a lime wedge, moisten the rim of On The Rock glass.
    2. Dip the wet rim into the salt and rotate for an even coating
    3. Combine the first 3 ingredients.
    4. Shake and strain into a margarita glass filled with ic
    5. Garnish with a lime wedge

    Frozen Margarita

    • 8 ounces tequila
    • 1 cup lime juice
    • 1/2 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
    • 2 tbsp agave syrup
    • coarse kosher salt for rimming glass
    • lime wedges
    • 5-6 cup ice
    1. Rim 2 margarita glasses with lime and dip in salt. Combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, agave syrup, and ice in a blender. Blend until a slushy consistency.
    2. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime rounds