Lime Margarita

April, 2024

This cocktail has a complicated history, allegedly created in 1938 by a Mexican restaurateur to impress a showgirl named Margaret, although another story has it that it was invented in the 1940s in Tijuana and named after Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Casino. Regardless of the past, made correctly, this beverage’s taste is timeless.

  • 1 wedge lime
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or as needed
  • 1 cup ice cubes, or as needed
  • 2 oz. white tequila
  • 1 ½ oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 slice lime

Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge. Sprinkle salt onto a plate. Lightly dip the moistened rim into the salt. Place a large ice cube in the glass and freeze the prepared glass until ready to serve. Fill a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain margarita into the chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

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