There are loads of creation myths for the Margarita. I love the singer Peggy Lee, so as much as I know this is probably untrue, I want to imagine bartender Santos Cruz, at the Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas, mixing it up for her while she croons Fever.
Here is some equipment you might need:
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- Step 1 Add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup to shaker
- Step 2 Add ice and shake until chilled
- Step 3 Strain into a Margarita glass with ice or without!
- Step 4 Salt is up to you!
(For UK measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements converter!)
If you are in the USA, you can find a great selection of Tequila at Drizly.
If you are in the UK, you can find a great selection of Tequila at The Whisky Exchange.