Today we celebrate one of the most popular tequila cocktails, the margarita. While the history of the margarita has many differing claims and its official origin is unknown, it is thought that the margarita may have been created in 1938 by Carlos Herrera, a restaurant owner who created the cocktail for a guest who was allergic to most liquors, but not tequila.
The simple drink comes in many different varieties. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple, classic drink on the rocks or a sweet, frozen strawberry blend, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a margarita.
In celebration of National Margarita Day, we encourage you to try our classic Old Fashioned Santa Fe Margarita, and if you’re feeling adventurous, add your own flavor creation.
Old Fashioned Santa Fe Margarita
What you’ll need:
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- Salt, for the rim of the glass
- 6 oz. tequila
- 2 oz. premium triple sec
Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice before dipping the glass in salt. Shake the rest of the ingredients with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.