Margarita

July 10, 2016 by Lamar Powell

The Margarita is one of the most ridiculously enjoyable beverages to enjoy on a hot day, you can’t go wrong with booze and citrus.

A commonly accepted origin story of the Margarita is that it was invented in October 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One afternoon, Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the then German ambassador visited the cantina and Don Carlos who had been experimenting with drinks offered her one. The cocktail consisted of equal parts of tequila, Mexican orange liqueur called Controy (A.K.A. Naranja in the United States), and lime, shaken and served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. As she was the first to try the drink, Don Carlos decided to name it after her and the “Margarita” was born.

 

Ingredients

  • 45ml Corralejo Blanco
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 1 Lime
  • Kosher Salt

Method

  1. Juice lime with a Mexican elbow (or use 45ml lime juice).
  2. Add all ingredients to your shaker
  3. Shake
  4. Rim glass with salt (optional).
  5. Strain in to a Margarita glass

Glassware

Margarita Glass

Garnish

Dehydrated or fresh lime wheel

 

There are many ways to add different flavors, we will expand onto this later.

 

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