The Margarita is a tequila based cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. For decades, the Margarita has outsold all other cocktails in the USA. This is probably because it is the only cocktail which is so tightly tied to an international cuisine (Mexican) that it becomes the defacto cocktail to order in those restaurants. It is common to serve it with a salted rim.
- 2 ounces Tequila
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 3/4 ounce Lime Juice
Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass, or an ice filled rocks glass, or an ice filled Margarita glass. Some people like to add an additional 1/4 ounce of simple syrup to this recipe.
- "The History of the Margarita" by David Wondrich for Patron Tequila
- "The History and Secrets of the Margarita" by Amy Zavatto for Liquor.com
- "Tequila Daisy" by David Wondrich for Liquor.com (earlier published as "Behind The Drink: The Margarita")
- "Behind The Drink: The Margarita" by David Wondrich for Liquor.com (via Archive.org from May 05, 2010)