How to prepare the Margarita cocktail, the most classic tequila cocktail

How to prepare the Margarita cocktail, the most classic tequila cocktail

The Margarita is a cocktail made from tequila, triple sec and lime juice served in bars around the world. It is, without a doubt, one of the combinations that should perfectly handle any bartender worth its salt, but anyone can prepare it at home following a few simple rules.

As with most cocktails, its history is controversial. The most widespread legend tells that he invented it Carlos ‘Anny’ Herrera at his Rancho La Gloria restaurant, halfway between Tijuana and Rosaritoto please the former dancer Marjorie King, who only drank tequila. Others place her birth in Ensenada, Ciudad Juárez, El Paso or Acapulco, always to please a girl named Margarita. But, without wishing to be a spoilsport, it is most likely that the combination was not even invented in Mexico.

As the magazine points out Imbibeit is hard to believe that a Mexican invented this drink, since Mexico has never had a cocktail culture and, even to this day, nobody who is not a tourist drinks margaritas.

The first written reference to the popular cocktail dates back to 1953

Probably, like most cocktails, the Margarita must have been born in the USin times of dry law, when a cocktail known as Daisy (which is nothing more than “margarita” in English), very similar, but with brandy instead of tequila.

Be that as it may, the truth is that the first written reference to the popular cocktail dates back to 1953, when the magazine Esquire I dedicate an article to him, in which he baptized him as a “exciting and provocative” drink. It was around this time that it must have spread throughout the world.

Ballerina Marjorie King.

What alcohol to choose

Although cocktails were probably born to make undrinkable liquors drinkablethe truth is that they improve a lot with quality alcohol, something that also ensures that we do not have a high-level hangover Hemingway.

We strongly recommend avoiding the typical white tequila bottled at patron saint festivities.

In our case we have opted for an exquisite Don Julio reposado tequila, although it can be done with lower level distillates. We only strongly recommend avoiding the typical white tequila bottled at patron saint festivities. The most popular triple sec is Cointreau, which in fact owes its name to the inventor of this orange peel distillate, Edouard Cointreau, but any other can be used –we did this with the Larios classic–. And, although limes are essential in the original recipe, the world will not end if you use lemon.

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the daisy does not have an exact recipe. The proportions vary according to the source consulted, although, in general, more tequila is usually added than triple sec and lime juice. In our case, triple, but it is enough to add two measurements. matter of taste


Collage Daisy2

First of all, we must prepare the drinks in which we are going to serve the cocktail. The Margarita is one of those cocktails that has a cup that bears his name, with which we were lucky enough to have, but it can be prepared in conventional cocktail glasses or in the typical wide champagne glasses that are so obsolete. Be that as it may, we must pass the file along the edge of the glass and place this face down on a plate with saltto achieve the mythical saline edge that characterizes the cocktail.

Once we have the glasses ready, with the help of the measuring glass, pour the freshly squeezed lime juice, the tequila, and the triple sec into the shaker (in this order, since the “diluents” are always placed first). Then we add four or five ice cubes –preferably industrial, to avoid bad aromas from the fridge–. We cover and shake the shaker for 15 seconds, serving the cocktail with the help of the filter of the shaker itself or the strainer.

Krosno Margarita Cocktail Glasses |  Set 6 Pieces |  270ML |  Avant Garde Collection |  Perfect for Home, Restaurant and Party Use |  Dishwasher safe

Krosno Margarita Cocktail Glasses | Set 6 Pieces | 270ML | Avant Garde Collection | Perfect for Home, Restaurant and Party Use | Dishwasher safe

With what to accompany the Margarita

Traditionally, cocktails are served without any accompaniment, although there are those who will always appreciate some dried fruit. In the case of a festive moment, the most important thing, perhaps, is to choose a good record with which to drink the Margarita. Our selection: the LP that Laurel Aitkenconsidered the godfather of ska, recorded in 1999 recreating some of the greatest hits of Latin music.

It goes without saying that the Margarita, like all cocktails, It has a huge amount of alcohol. One is enough, two a lot and with three you go out in drag. The one who warns is not a traitor.

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