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Recipes

Margarita

Ingredients

Glass: 10oz rocks or 5oz martini
Method: shake & strain
25ml Patron tequila
25ml Cointreau/Triple sec/Grand Marnier
25ml lime juice
1 barspoon of sugar/agave syrup

Method

Put all the ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cap with a Boston shaker and shake for a few seconds. Strain either over ice in a rocks glass or fine strain straight up into a cocktail glass that has been frosted with salt.

Garnish

a ‘perky’ lime wedge or lime wheel which can be used to take the salt off the rim of the glass.

Other Information

The Margarita, meaning daisy in Spanish, was supposedly created in 1946 by Margarita Sames at a cocktail party in Acapulco in Mexico. If using Blanco tequila, add a little more sugar than if using an aged tequila.

A classic twist on the Margarita is the Japanese Slipper, which substitutes a melon liqueur for the Cointreau. The Margarita can be twisted similarly to the Daiquiri, using fresh fruit, Funkin purées, syrups or liqueurs. Also using rested and aged tequilas can change the dimension of this classic tequila cocktail.