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Margarita Cocktail

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The margarita cocktail is a drink built with tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave syrup!

Margarita Cocktail Info

The Margarita cocktail is a popular cocktail in North America. Probably one of the most popular. The classic Margarita is a combination of the citrus tang and sweetness of orange liqueur, with the distinct strength of tequila.

The cocktail is said to have been invented by a Dallas socialite in 1948 when a Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice mixture was served to their guests. Some say the Margarita (which translates to daisy flowers in Spanish) was an evolution of the Daisy cocktail template that included soda, spirit, orange liqueur, and citrus. You can make a Margarita by adding tequila and removing the soda. The Margarita is loved by all, regardless of when or how it was created.

Quality is essential when choosing tequila. Try to pick a Blanco made with 100% blue agave. If the bottle doesn't mention this, it could be a mixed tequila with up to 49% mystery. Another thing where you should not do is use premade sour mixes; using fresh lime juice is always a better choice.

It's easy to lose yourself in the stories of Margaritas or get bogged down in arguments about salt versus none; blended or frozen; triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or other such topics. This recipe is our favorite for making the best Margaritas. It's easy to remember, and it will impress everyone! 

Margarita

The Margarita cocktail is a popular cocktail in North America. Probably one of the most popular.

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5 from 4 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Tequila
  • 15 ml Orange Liqueur
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 30 ml Agave Syrup

Instructions

  • Add ice to your shaker.
  • Add all the ingredients.
  • Shake it cold.
  • Strain into a rock's glass.
  • Serve!

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Nutrition
Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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