The Margarita

About the Margarita

This 1930s cocktail hails from the land of tequila itself, Mexico. A common staple of the summer season, the Margarita like the Martini, has evolved over the years and many variants have been invented since its inception. At Empire Mixology we typically do not use sour mix in our Classic Margarita recipe, although some do find the taste more enjoyable. Arguments can go all day regarding when and where it was founded exactly; whether or not salt is necessary, or if you have to use Cointreau© or not; but the important part is that we all enjoy a cool and refreshing Margarita once the warm weather days arrive.

Empire Tip: The Margarita has become a base cocktail recipe in similar vein to the Martini or Daiquiri, try experimenting with our recipe and see what you can figure out!


Ingredients in the Margarita

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • Salt (for rim of glass)
  • Lime for garnish

How to Make the Margarita

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass rimmed with salt.


Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4 Stars
  • Served:      Margarita
  • Strength:    Strong
  • Difficulty:    Simple
  • Flavor:        Spirit
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