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The Margarita (tequila-based cocktail) AHH…THE MARGARITA! This famous tequila-based cocktail is made from three ingredients. Tequila, Cointreau (a Triple Sec) and freshly squeezed Lime Juice. It is often served with salt on the glass rim.

A Triple Sec is an orange-flavoured liquor. The term “Triple Sec” means triple dry. While normally the term “dry” indicates a lack of sweetness, in this instance it means that it is triple distilled. Traditional Margarita drinks are lime flavoured but in recent times many variations have evolved from the traditional drink (e.g. the frozen strawberry Margarita). Margarita drinks are now also served as blended or frozen.

Original Iced - 2 Lemon Liqueur Margarita

• 10 original ice Margarita ‘chilled not frozen’
• 1 tot lemon liqueur

First frost your margarita glass by running a slice of lime around the edge of the glass and then dipping the glass into salt. Pour your original ice cocktail into a cocktail shaker and add the lemon liqueur. Shake vigorously and pour into your frosted margarita glass.

No-one actually knows the true origins of this popular drink. Below you will find a few possibilities:


”According to Salvador Negrete (the son of Daniel Negrete) the family story goes that Daniel opened a bar at the Garci Crispo hotel with his brother, David. The day before David's marriage, Daniel presented the margarita as a wedding present to Margarita, his sister-in-law.

tequila with lemon juiceIt was a combination of one-third Triple Sec, one-third tequila and one-third squeezed Mexican lime juice. The drink was not blended and was served with hand-crushed ice.” Wikipedia.


”A bartender, Pancho Morales invented the margarita on July 4, 1942, at a Juárez, Mexico bar named Tommy's Place. Supposedly, a woman requested a Magnolia (brandy, Cointreau, and an egg yolk topped with Champagne). Morales was a little fuzzy on the recipe; he improvised and his ersatz creation was a big hit.” Wikipedia.


”Carlos "Danny" Herrera mixed a jigger of white tequila with lemon juice and Triple Sec, creating a smooth and salty concoction he named "margarita", in October/November of 1938.

The bar was Rancho La Gloria, midway on the old road that connected Tijuana with Rosarito Beach. A showgirl and sometime actress who called herself Marjorie King/Rita De La Rosa (she regularly played piano in and around San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado and Del Mar, just to name a few) was one of the customers. She was allergic to all hard liquor, except for tequila, but she didn't like to drink it straight or even with a lemon and salt.

Mr. Herrera started experimenting and came up with a concoction that was three parts white tequila, two parts Cointreau and one part fresh lemon juice. He added shaved ice and blended the mixture with a hand shaker.” Wikipedia


”Sames, who created the drink at her Acapulco bar, gave the reason of being "close with a lot of famous hotel and restaurant people" in introducing the margarita. Sames used one part Cointreau, two parts tequila and one part lime juice for her margarita.

Knowing that most people drank tequila preceded by a lick of salt, she chose to garnish her cocktail with a rim of coarse salt.

Sames moved to El Paso, TX in 1958 where she was well known for her lavish parties. In 1982 she appeared on NBC's Today show demonstrating the proper way to make a margarita” Wikipedia

Wherever the drink originated, it has become one of the most popular drinks in America and a favourite of Actor Jennifer Anniston.


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