COCKTALE – A COCKTAIL ETYMOLOGY - MARGARITA
Don’t Mess with a Texas Margarita. Ah the lovely Margarita — so popular, she’s the most widely ordered cocktail worldwide. Some claim the drink originated in Mexico, but legend has it that it was actually head bartender Santos Cruz who first mixed one up in 1948 for legendary singer Peggy Lee at the Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas. Lee’s nickname was Margaret, hence the adaptation of “Margarita.” Today we enjoy all kinds of creative reimagining with fruit additions, flavored tequilas, and various rim spices. (Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita, anyone?)
- 1 Part White Tequila
- ½ Part Cointreau
- ½ Part Fresh Lime Juice
Fill shaker with ice, tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.
Wet the rim of the glass with lime and turn upside down in salt to rim the glass.
Shake, strain, and serve with lime wheel.