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Margarita

By Adam Hinton

Ingredients

35ml Tequila

15ml Triple Sec

25ml Lime Juice

Lime Wheel to Garnish

Cubed Ice

Salt Rim (optional)

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

221 calories

Allergens:

No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!

Servings:

Serves 1

The ultimate tequila cocktail, the Margarita is a tangy mixture of rich grassy, tequila, tart fresh lime, sweet, citrusy orange liqueur and a savoury salt rim.

Ingredients

35ml Tequila

15ml Triple Sec

25ml Lime Juice

Lime Wheel to Garnish

Cubed Ice

Salt Rim (optional)

Method

Chill a martini glass/coupette in the freezer or fill it with ice.

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the tequila and triple sec to your shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Remove your glass from the freezer or empty of ice if necessary.

Using your lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass, and dip the rim of the glass in salt or sprinkle salt over it to coat the rim.

Wipe off any excess salt or any on the inside of the glass using a napkin.

Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled martini glass or coupette.

Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.

Serve and enjoy!

History

The Margarita was created sometime around the 1930’s but nobody is quite sure where or quite sure when. It has gone on to become a classic cocktail the world over with all sorts of weird and wonderful twists and different forms.

The base ingredients should always be the same no matter what is added: tequila, lime and sugar.

According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, author of Imbibe!, the best guess is that the Margarita as we know and love it evolved from a cocktail known as the “Daisy.” This, a mix of alcohol, citrus juice, and grenadine served over shaved ice, was popular during the 1930s and 40s.

There were gin daisies and whiskey daisies and, eventually, inevitably, tequila daisies, of which the original recipe called for tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and a splash of soda.

At some point, this Mexican-influenced drink became known by its Spanish name, Margarita, which means daisy in Spanish.

The Margarita was created sometime around the 1930’s but nobody is quite sure where or quite sure when. However it has gone on to become a classic cocktail the world over with all sorts of weird and wonderful twists and created in many different forms. The base ingredients should always be the same no matter what is added: Tequila, lime and sugar.