The Best Margarita Recipe

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One of the most popular and beloved drinks in the world, as it enjoyed by spring breakers in Tijuana and by housewives in Vermont, therefore, Margarita deserves to be made properly. Since it is so beloved and so often made, it can downright be terrible in some bars or when an uneducated amateur mixer gets his hand on a bottle of tequila. Make sure that’s not you by reading this best Margarita recipe thanks to whom you’ll be serving proper refreshments to your friends.

Margarita Recipe History

There are many origin stories for Margarita, which is understandable as one sip of it can make you blabber all night, but we decided to point out two of them.

One Margarita legend states that it was invented in 1938 at the restaurant Rancho La Gloria, between Tijuana and Rosarito, especially for a customer and a former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to a lot of spirits, but not tequila.

The other interesting one states that the original Margarita recipe was invented in 1941 at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada by the certain bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One afternoon as he was experimenting with drink Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German ambassador visited the cantina and as she was the first to try the drink Don Carlos decided to name it after her. Margarita in Spanish means “daisy”, so it’s another proof that everything sounds cooler in Spanish.

Best Margarita Recipe Ingredients

– Tequila
Cointreau (an orange-flavored liqueur)
– Lime
– Ice
– Salt
– Margarita glass/old fashioned glass
– Strainer

How Do You Make a Margarita

For starting your journey of following the best margarita recipe start by putting the glass of your choice into the freezer. It’s better and more fitting if you have the Margarita glass, but an old fashioned one will do if you don’t have the proper one.

The drink is made in a mixer, so start off by pouring two ounces of tequila in it. The tequila should be 100% blue agave. We’re not too strict when it comes to choosing drinks for most of the cocktails, but since bad tequila is significantly worse, and the Margarita needs to be delicious like the Pina Colada is, a proper spirit is needed. After all, tequila is the half of the drink.

Proceed to pour three-quarters of an ounce of Cointreau in the mixer, although it can be any high-brow orange-flavoured liqueur, Cointreau is the key for how to make a Margarita properly.

Another key tip for all of you wondering how do you make a Margarita is using freshly squeezed lime juice. Three-quarters of an ounce of it too.

Now, take out the glass of the freezer to give it time to condensate.

Take three-quarters of the mixer cup of ice, pour the mixture in, bang the two parts of the mixer together and give the Margarita drink a nice shake.

Since the glass has started to condensate, take the tip of it and run a half of the glass rim across the salt. Don’t go full circle as some people don’t like to bite on salt and you should give them an option of choice.

Now take the strainer and put it in your mixing glass, and proceed to pour the Margarita in the glass.

If using an old fashioned glass you can put big ice cubes in it before hand, as some do, but the Margarita glass should be empty as the drink looks bulky with ice in it. Garnish the drink with a slice of lime. Just put it in the drink if serving in the old fashioned, put it on the rim if serving it in the Margarita glass.

Know you know the best margarita recipe and also how to make Margaritas which will make you the life of any party. Or any occasion really, as you can drink Margarita at brunch like the Bloody Mary, or at evening pool parties like a spring breaker.

If This Best Margarita Recipe Is Too Much of A Hustle For You Try Making The Mojito.