The origins of the Margarita are as cloudy as this exciting, refreshing cocktail itself. We don’t know whether it was ‘Pancho’ Morales who made the first Margarita at Tommy’s Place Bar in 1942 or whether it was invented for Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa in 1938 as claimed by Tequila maker Jose Cuervo. One thing we do know, however, is that the time to enjoy an exciting, refreshing Margarita is right now, so pull out your tequila, pop on your Sombrero and get mixing.



  • Salt crystals
  • 1 thin lime wedge
  • Ice
  • 30 ml tequila
  • 15 ml triple sec orange liqueur
  • 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 very thin lime slice, for garnish


  1. Cover a small plate with ice.
  2. Rub the lime wedge on the outside rim of the margarita or cocktail glass. Hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and dip the outside rim in the salt, rotating so the entire rim is coated with salt.
  3. Avoid getting salt inside the glass. Fill the glass with ice and chill in the freezer.
  4. Measure and pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into the cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice.
  5. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker turns frosty. Strain the margarita into the chilled glass and garnish with a lime slice.

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