Margaritas have been around for decades, and it’s always a surprisingly fun journey to discover the story behind one of our favorite cocktails. In essence, Margarita is a tequila-based cocktail made with lime and triple sec. To some, Margaritas might appear quite simple, but their origin story is anything but! Its first recorded sighting dates back to 1941 when it was supposedly first served in Mexico City by bartender Don Carlos Orozco at Tommy Hilton’s bar. Many stories surround Margarita’s creation, with speculation that the drink was inspired by Mexican showgirls who used to frequent the bar and were fondly referred to as Margaritas – which translates loosely to â€œdaisiesâ€ in Spanish. Regardless of what truth lies behind Margaritaâ€™s intriguing history, one thing remains certain: Margarita is here to stay and will remain a classic drink for years to come.
Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake to combine. Strain the cocktail over the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
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