The BEST Classic Margarita!

It’s national Margarita Day! If you enjoy this classic cocktail you’ll love this fresh recipe that does NOT use a margarita mix or sweet and sour mix! It’s A-Maz-ing!!

It’s tough to nail down the origins of this cocktail. One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Herrera added lime juice and salt.

Other claims include that Texas socialite Margaret Sames (a k a Margarita) mixed the first drink at a house party in Mexico during 1948. Or maybe it was named for actress Rita Hayworth (whose real name was Margarita Casino) during a gig in Tijuana in the 1940s.

Any way you shake it, this is a delicious drink! Give it a try! Here is what you need.

3 parts tequila

2 parts simple syrup (homemade or store bought)

1 part lime juice

1 part water

Crushed ice

Finely grated lime zest mixed with rimming salt

Grate the zest off of one lime and mix with rimming salt juice lime and set juice aside for you cocktail. Wet the rim of the glass with the lime and dip in the rimming salt mixture. Set aside. In a shaker mix tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and water add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into prepared glasses, garnish with a lime wedge if desired! Enjoy!!

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