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"The Margarita was created sometime around the 1930’s but nobody is quite sure where or quite sure when.."

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Margarita

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.

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.

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!
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

Servings:

Serves 1

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.

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!
Recommended

The Daiquiri may have been made famous by its fruit-flavoured, blended cousins but the original is a classic and highly regarded rum-based cocktail.

If you’re planning a mobile bar hire and want to feature a classic Daiquiri on your menu there are some other fantastic rum cocktails that could work alongside it.

The Daiquiri is a sharp, sour style mixture of simple perfection. Three ingredients; rum, lime juice and sugar syrup, work in perfect harmony to create a drink that is sweet, zingy and rich with rum. This drink is traditionally served short in a Martini glass and as a fairly punchy cocktail, you may want to consider serving it alongside some more low ABV rum-based alternatives.

Something like a classic Mojito or a Dark and Stormy could be a great choice to serve with the powerful Daiquiri. Both these drinks are served long for a more mellow, sipping cocktail. The Dark and Stormy is finished with ginger beer and includes a zing of lime, with the spiced caribbean flavours of Angostura bitters, a deliciously warming cocktail to pair with the fresh and tangy Daiquiri.

For those interested in featuring some more exotically flavoured Daiquiris for their menu there are a number of ways to customise this cocktail, using various fresh fruits and fruit-flavoured liqueurs. The Strawberry Daiquiri is a particularly popular variation on this classic drink, this version adds fresh strawberries and strawberry puree for a sweet, pink, berry flavoured take on the original.

If you’re eager to feature a Daiquiri on your menu and want to know more about what cocktails might be good to serve alongside it, make sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other rum-based, classic and sour style cocktails from our list.

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