How to Make a Margarita

The margarita is an alcoholic cocktail drink that uses tequila as its primary alcoholic spirit.  The drink is quite popular and that it is widely ordered cocktail drink all over the world.  There are currently a number of variations to this alcoholic cocktail but the differences are mainly on the fruits used that gives it color and flavor.

And that’s how to make a margarita although the exact origin and inventor of margarita is not really known, its earliest story of invention dates back to 1938 wherein Carlos Herrera, a restaurant owner in Mexico, created the cocktail for a customer Marjorie King who happened to be allergic to a lot of alcoholic spirits except to tequila.  Slowly, this led to the popularity of margarita as more and more concoction of margarita had sprung.  There are also other claims of where margarita was first mixed but no one will ever truly know.  Regardless of where margarita was first invented and who invented it, this alcoholic cocktail drink has become one of the mainstays of any bars and clubs.

Like the other popular drink, martini, that has a glass of its own, the margarita is served using the margarita glass with its very unique shape.  While margarita can still be served using a variety of glasses, it is the stereotypical margarita glass that makes it truly a margarita.  The glass is also often used in serving dishes like shrimp cocktails and guacamole.  On more formal settings, the margarita is served using cocktail glass.  Regardless of what glass you use, the margarita is a very refreshing drink that is perfect any day.

The ingredients needed for a margarita are:

1½ oz. Tequila
½ oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wedge

To make the margarita more presentable, you need to rim the glass with salt.  This can be done by first placing a lime wedge on the rim and circling it around to make the rim wet.  Once that is done, dip the glass into a bowl or saucer with iodized salt to get the glass rimed.

Get the cocktail shaker and place some ice inside.  Pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice inside the cocktail shaker.  Place the lid of the cocktail shaker and shake the content vigorously.  Once shaken, strain the contents into the salt-rimmed glass and garnish it with a lime wedge.  Relax and enjoy.


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