How To Make The Original Margarita With Cointreau45.5017° N, 73.5673° W
"The origin story of the Margarita remains disputed there are two things that are not: it is made with Tequila and Cointreau"
The persistently hot weather during the summer calls for sweet and savoury drinks. It can be quite intimidating sometimes to pick up your cocktail kit and create something memorable. However, it is much easier than you think.
The Margarita is actually one of the easiest cocktails to make because it consists of only three ingredients. Before we jump into how to make it, let’s talk about a bit about the history behind it.
The Margarita, like so many drinks in the cocktail world, have different origin stories that are continually being debated. The version we were told by Cointreau was that the original Margarita was concocted by socialite, Margarita Sames in Acalpuco, Mexico in 1948.
While the origin story of the Margarita remains disputed there are two things that are not: it is made with Tequila and Cointreau.
Cointreau is a sweet orange liqueur that is perfect for mixing in cocktails or as an apéritif and digestif. You can learn more about Cointreau here.
Here’s how you can make the Original Margarita:
The Original Margarita
1 oz Cointreau
2 oz blanco tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Words & Photography: Jon Carlo Tapia
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