Tequila lovers, tomorrow is your day! Cinco de Mayo is an excellent excuse, if you even need an excuse, to enjoy a delicious, refreshing margarita. The cocktail is a semi-recent concoction with many colorful origin stories. It is generally agreed that the drink was created sometime in the 1940s. Some claim it was invented in Ensada, Mexico for Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the German ambassador. Another story says it was created in Galveston, Texas for the famous singer Peggy Lee. The margarita recipe was first published in Esquire magazine in December 1953 and called for one ounce of tequila, a dash of triple sec, and the juice of half a lime or lemon.
Ready to wet your whistle? Here’s a simple, classic margarita recipe that is easy and delicious.
- Triple Sec
- Lime/Lime Juice
- Course Salt
- Spread the course salt onto a plate. Take a lime wedge and rub it along the edge of your glass, then dip the rim into the salt.
- Combine 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec, and 1 once of lime juice into a shaker with ice.
- Shake, shake, shake.
- Pour into prepared glass and garnish the rim with a lime slice.