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:
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 ReserveBar.com.
If you are in the UK, you can find a great selection of Tequila at The Whisky Exchange.
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- Add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup to shaker
- Add ice and shake until chilled
- Strain into a Margarita glass with ice or without!
- Salt is up to you!
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