The Margarita is a Tequila based Mexican classic which can be served with ice, frozen (blended with ice) or straight up without ice. Like many cocktails there is no consensus on its origin though I believe it was invented in 1941 at Hussong’s Cantina by Don Carlos Orozco.
I normally rim only half the glass with salt, giving the drinker the option. If you have used premium Tequila, you’ve earned the right to call it a ‘Deluxe’ Margarita.
The lime gives the Margarita a summertime feel.
How to serve it
- In a mixing glass add all the ingredients.
- Add plenty of ice and shake.
- Fine strain into a chilled Coupette glass.
- Garnish with a salt rim and lime wedge.