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Simple Margarita Recipe

Updated on September 16, 2014
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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.

margarita on the rocks with salt
margarita on the rocks with salt

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

Ice

Margarita Salt (course)

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Instructions

  1. 1. Add tequila, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), lime juice and lemon juice to a drink shaker
  2. 2. Cut half a lime into quarters and rub one around the top of your margarita glass
  3. 3. Squeeze the 2 quarters of lime into shaker and drop rinds into shaker
  4. 3. Add about a cup of ice to shaker
  5. 4. Cover shaker and shake vigorously
  6. 5. Place glass that was rubbed with lime onto plate with Margarita Salt
  7. 6. Pour contents of shaker into margarita
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Nutritional Information

180 calories per serving

What do you think about Margaritas and - About this Simple Margarita Recipe below!

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      jdpslc 4 years ago

      Oh how I love a good margarita!!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      It's a little early for one of these, but I couldn't resist revisiting - it is Friday afterall.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Your page makes me want to have a margarita right now! yum!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yum

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Cheers:)

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      Margaritas are a great patio cocktail.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Time for a margarita... Cheers! :)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Dropping by again to leave my blessings for a brilliant drink! I live in the tropics and sometimes there is nothing more refreshing that an iced margarita. Blessings.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I think summertime is the perfect time for margaritas - I'll have to try this yummy sounding recipe!

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      bernie74 lm 5 years ago

      Wow these seem so tasty, definitely going to try them..

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      My very favourite drink - look forward to trying your recipe.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Sounds tasty to me! :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Yum-Just returned form a Mexican vacation and loved the margarits! :>)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I like strawberry ones.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love a margarita. This is my drink.

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      CanadaREVIEW 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh... I forgot what it is like to "enjoy" some time with a wee' bit of a drink! I think I will mix a small tank of this up and tank it to my grandparents at the old folks home at Christmas, they need a little spice in their life too! Thanks for sharing!

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      CanadaREVIEW 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh... I forgot what it is like to "enjoy" some time with a wee' bit of a drink! I think I will mix a small tank of this up and tank it to my grandparents at the old folks home at Christmas, they need a little spice in their life too! Thanks for sharing!