Tequila is the most popular spirit in Mexico. It is enjoyed neat, on ice or in various cocktails. The Margarita is one of the best-known and most popular tequila cocktails. The drink is easy to prepare and can be made in just 3 minutes. Discover the simple recipe now and prepare this top class cocktail at home.
Margarita Cocktail Recipe
- 6 cl tequila
- 3 cl lemon juice
- 2 cl orange liqueur
Step by Step Guide
- Rub the rim of the glass with a slice of lemon and press it into salt. This creates a salt rim.
- Pour tequila, orange liqueur and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake well.
- Strain the mixture into a martini glass and serve.
First, you should rub the glass of the cocktail with a lemon quarter and then press it into coarse sea salt. This way you can create a nice salt rim on the glass. It is best to tap off the salt that does not stick to the glass. Then put the tequila, orange liqueur and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain this mix into the pre-prepared martini glass and serve and enjoy.
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini glass
- Ice cubes
How does the margarita taste?
The Margarita is considered by connoisseurs to be one of the best drinks in the world and one of the most famous drinks of all. The taste is characterised by fruity, slightly sour notes. The aromas of the tequila used can also be strongly tasted in this drink. Nevertheless, the cocktail is mild and pleasant to drink.
When preparing the Margarita, it is better to use fresh and organically mined lemons. These have a much fruitier and more natural taste. This ensures that the cocktail tastes pleasantly sour and fruity.
You can use high-quality tequila in the preparation of this cocktail. The spirit clearly stands out in this cocktail. For this reason, the use of a high-quality, aromatic spirit is recommended.
Homemade orange liqueur
What many people do not know: They can also make orange liqueur themselves. It’s much easier than you think and usually tastes much more natural. You can find out exactly how to do it in our blog: Make your own orange liqueur.
Unfortunately, the inventor of the Margarita Cocktail is not known. However, the name of the drink is said to have originated from a bizarre action: a bartender allegedly prepared the drink for the first time in the 1950s. After his customers told him how delicious this cocktail was, he gave the drink the name: Margarita. This is also said to have been the name of his girlfriend. She was supposed to like salted cocktails, which is why the bartender had the idea to create this drink in the first place. Unfortunately, it is still not clear whether she was able to return the declaration of love.
Other stories say that the drink was created for a showgirl who only drank tequila. Another possible inventor claims that he invented the drink for Margarita Carmen Cansino. Her stage name was Rita Hayworth, one of the most famous actors of his time.
Margarita vs. White Lady
There are always discussions about the Margarita and the White Lady cocktail. These two drinks can almost be considered twins. Both drinks were probably prepared for the first time in 1919. Moreover, both drinks are mixed with orange liqueur and lemon juice. In addition, the two famous drinks are dedicated to women.vThe White Lady drink was dedicated to a French beauty who drank gin with lime and orange liqueur every Tuesday night in a bar. The Margarita to a showgirl named Margarita Isabella Cruzeira.
The differences between Margarita and White Lady are minimal: the main difference is the base spirit. For Margarita this is tequila, for White Lady gin. In addition, the Margarita cocktail is usually served with a salt rim. The preparation of the White Lady cocktail is exactly the same as for the Margarita. Simply mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and then pour into a martini glass. Then strain and serve.
- 6 cl gin
- 2 cl lemon juice
- 2 cl orange liqueur
The Margarita cocktail is usually associated with the spirit tequila. Due to the numerous different recipes, you can almost not make a mistake when mixing it. Simply develop your own variation of the drink. However, remember to always prepare the drink fresh. A ready-made mix should not be an option for your guests. Instead, use our simple recipe and prepare the drink quickly at home.
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Margarita - FAQ
What does the Margarita Cocktail taste like?
The Margarita is a very fresh and cooling tequila cocktail. It captivates with fruity aromas that are pleasantly accompanied by the tequila flavour.
What is a Margarita?
A Margarita is a well-known Tequila cocktail that captivates with its fruity-fresh aromas. This sets it apart from other tequila cocktails, both in the ingredients and in the preparation.
Is it better to drink the drink at home or order it in a bar?
This question is not so easy to answer. However, the drink is very easy to prepare, which is why we recommend making it yourself at home. In addition, you can freely choose the ingredients you want.
How do you prepare a margarita?
Put the tequila, orange liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain the drink into a martini glass and enjoy its fruity-fresh taste.