How to Make a Margarita

margaritatequilaThe margarita is an alcoholic cocktail that uses tequila as its base alcoholic spirit.  It was invented somewhere around the 1930s or 1940s in Mexico.  The margarita is quite a very popular drink as you will find this drink being served in most bars and clubs and that most bartenders will know how to make this cocktail drink.  The margarita is a very refreshing drink which is why it has become so popular among the drinking populace.  In addition to this, the margarita is not a strong alcoholic cocktail which is why it is also enjoyed by casual cocktail drinkers.

The real story behind the invention of the margarita can be said as simply controversial as there are many stories brewing as to the whereabouts and facts about its origin.  The thing is that regardless of where this drink was made and who made it, most people, especially those in the United States are very thankful because this is definitely a drink that many have come to love and enjoy.

There is really no platform on what type of glass a margarita should be served.  Then again, the classic on how to make a margarita minhas is being served in a guacamole or shrimp cocktail glass.  The margarita is made using tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice.  It is served in a salt-rimmed glass.  It is the salt rimming of the glass that helps in the presentation of the drink.  However, salt-rimming also serves another purpose and that it is to elevate the overall experience when drinking the cocktail drink.  After all, tequila tastes better with salt.

To show just how popular the margarita drink is in the United States, it is estimated that there are over 185,000 margaritas being consumed every hour by Americans and that the most consumed margaritas occur during the Cinco de Mayo holiday.  Although this even is really a Mexican celebration, it is also a big event being celebrated in the U.S. – celebrated while drinking margarita.

Everybody knows that tequila is an alcoholic spirit native to Mexico.  Despite this fact, tequila is more widely consumed and has a much bigger market in the United States than in Mexico alone.  The grand total sale of tequila is much bigger in the U.S. than in its native land.

How to Make a Margarita:

1 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
Fresh Lime Juice
Kosher Salt
Lime Wedge

To make the margarita, it is important to first rim the cocktail glass with salt.  To do this, insert a lime wedge onto the rim of the cocktail glass and swipe it around the rim of the glass.  Now get a saucer with iodized salt and dip the rim of the glass in the salt.  Make sure you do not rim the glass with too much salt because this will do some imbalance on the overall taste of the cocktail.

After rimming the glass with salt, get a cocktail shaker and put some ice inside it.  Place all your liquids and then cover the shaker.  Shake the contents vigorously and then strain the contents into your salt-rimmed glass.  Garnish the drink with some lime wedges.  Enjoy.

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