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Simple Margarita Recipe
Quick and Simple Margarita Recipe
Ah, the Margarita...one of the most refreshing bar drink of all time. While most people drink margaritas in the summer and hot whether, I am a big fan of margaritas all year round. There are many stories about the origin of the Margarita but we know it was invented in the 1940s and that it was invented in the Baja California region of Mexico.
My favorite origin story is that the drink was invented in by Carlos "Danny" Herrera for a Zeigfield dancer, Majorie King, at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel (halfway between Tijuana and Rosarita, Mexico. Marjorie was a famous party hostess and the drink became a mainstay at her parties and eventually spread across the border to San Diego.
Never again do you have to be one of those people using a mix to make a margarita! This is a quick and simple margarita recipe for your parties and get-togethers. You can also try out lots of unique flavored margaritas if that floats your fancy. One of my favorite flavored margaritas is the Madori Margarita -- but be careful because this one has more alcohol than normal margaritas.
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Want to make a great margarita at home from scratch -- and impress your friends that you did not use a mix? Here is my favorite authentic and simple margarita recipe:
Ingredients for Simple Margarita
1 shot tequila (I prefer an Anejo tequila but Silver also works very well)
3/4 shot Cointreau or Triple Sec (I prefer Cointreau but it is more expensive)
1 1/2 shots Lime juice (Rose's or fresh)
1/2 shot Lemon juice
1/2 a Lime (cut in quarters and squeezed into drink
Margarita Salt (course)
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- 1. Add tequila, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), lime juice and lemon juice to a drink shaker
- 2. Cut half a lime into quarters and rub one around the top of your margarita glass
- 3. Squeeze the 2 quarters of lime into shaker and drop rinds into shaker
- 3. Add about a cup of ice to shaker
- 4. Cover shaker and shake vigorously
- 5. Place glass that was rubbed with lime onto plate with Margarita Salt
- 6. Pour contents of shaker into margarita
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180 calories per serving