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The Original Margarita

The Original Margarita

The Original Margarita

  • tequila
  • margarita
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 3 min
The Original Margarita was created in 1948 when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while vacationing in Acapulco. This original recipe has stood the test of over 70 years' time. As Margarita Sames said, "A Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt."

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

Tools

  • Old fashioned
  • Shaker
  • Jigger

How to Mix

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice
  2. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel

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