• Units: 4
  • Served in: Cocktail glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes


  • 75 ml/ 2.5 fl. oz (3 measures) Tequila
  • 50 ml/ 1.7 fl. oz (2 measures) Lime juice
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Triple sec
  • Crushed ice 
  • Optional
  • Sea salt
  • Lime wedge 

The Margarita is America's most popular tequila-based cocktail, and is made from tequila, triple sec and citrus juice, served over ice. Although the origins of the Margarita are open to some debate, it was first created in the late 30's/early 1940's. The Margarita cocktail was crowned the "Drink of the Month" in Esquire magazine, December 1953.


  1. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge.
  2. Then dip the cocktail glass into sea salt to frost.  
  3. Add crushed ice into a cocktail shaker.
  4. Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice into the shaker.
  5. With the lid on, shake vigorously until cold and strain into the cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with the lime wedge. 
Jose Cuervo ran ad campaigns for the Margarita in 1945, with the slogan "Margarita: it's more than a girl's name.".

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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