The Classic Margarita Recipe

Why we love the Margarita

The Margarita is a classic tequila-based cocktail that has been around since the 1930s.

The Margarita has become a favorite of many since then due to its refreshing and easy-to-make nature. The traditional Margarita combines lime, tequila, and triple sec together to make a delightful cocktail that has a perfect balance of sweet and sour.

The Margarita is a great way to enjoy a summer day or a relaxing evening with friends. It’s also the perfect cocktail to have when you want to enjoy a cocktail without too much effort.

The history of the Margarita cocktail

The origins of the Margarita cocktail are unknown, but many speculate that there are three different stories as to how the Margarita was created. The most popular story is that a Mexican man named Carlos Herrera invented the Margarita in 1938 when a customer at his bar asked for a drink that had tequila but was less strong than a traditional tequila shot. He mixed together lime, tequila, and triple sec, and the Margarita was born.

Another popular theory is that the Margarita was invented by a lady named Margarita in Acapulco, Mexico in 1948. Margarita had a reputation of being quite a party animal and it is speculated that she invented the Margarita in honor of her drink of choice

The third story is that Dallas socialite Margarita Sames first mixed the cocktail in 1948 while entertaining friends at her home in Acapulco.

The exact origin of the Margarita cocktail might be up for debate, but one thing is clear: the Margarita has been around for a long time and is here to stay.



  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec, Cointreau, or other orange liqueur


  1. Start by preparing the standard Margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping into a bowl of kosher salt.
  2. In a shaker cup, fill with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds until the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Strain the Margarita into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.