Margarita: Recipe, Ingredients & History of the Cocktail

The Margarita is one of the most beloved international after-dinner cocktails. There is no official date of birth, though it dates back to the thirties and forties.

Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration to celebrate Mexican culture. Many people take advantage of that event to celebrate with a rich tequila or a margarita.

There is the heady taste of a cocktail that makes you dream. It contains in every sip hot and exotic essence of summer. The key ingredient of Margarita is tequila. It is a Mexican brandy made from the distillation of the agave fruit juice. It has an unmistakable taste.

The tequila is drunk pure. It was this that inspired the skillful and unknown inventor of a cocktail.

The drink is usually served shaken with ice, on the rocks or mixed with ice called the frozen margarita. In the classic recipe, it gets served in the typical cup called Sombrero. The cocktail is often served with salt on the rim of the glass.

The most common margaritas contain tequila, orange liqueur, juice of lime or lemon. Use of bottled lime juice containing sugar is another way used to sweeten the cocktail. You can also add fruit juice to the margarita. Classic examples are the combinations of lime juice with cranberry, strawberry peach, banana.

It is good to report that the margaritas made with fruit are not part of the definition of a classic Margarita.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories per serving: 215 calories per 100 gms


70 ml Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
40 ml Triple sec
30 ml Lime juice
1 pinch salt
1 Lime slice

Recipe Method:

Squeeze the lime juice and pour it in a low and wide enough bowl. Turn the edge of the cup upside down retaining the juice.

Now switch back to true and proper cocktails. Fill the shaker with ice and pour the tequila, the triple sec and finally the lime juice in which you had dipped the cup. Put the plug in the shaker and shake the cocktail. Remove the cap and strain the cocktail into the cup with the help of the strainer.

Cut a slice of lime, cutting the slice so you can apply the washer on the glass. Use it to decorate the glass of your Margarita and serve immediately. Margarita cocktail must get consumed immediately.