After sharing with you my top 10 best cocktail drinks it was only natural that I provided you with the recipe and steps to make one of the most popular cocktails, the Margarita. So here is my margarita recipe.
What Is The Margarita Anyway?
The Margarita is a classic spirited cocktail that is primarily consisting of tequila and lemon or lime juice. It can be made many different ways as any bartender will tell you. Mastering techniques and learning to make them is a constant learning process even if you have done so for quite some time.
Best known for its fame and its flare for social ventures. The margarita has an intrigue to it that an inexperienced connoisseur will have a must try moment. Do you know what a margarita and an inspirational speaker have in common? Neither one will shut up. The motivational speaker will keep going all night if you will let him/her. With all different styles and ways to enjoy the margarita, you will find the urge to keep them coming.
A Little Taste Of the Famous “Margarita” Recipe
The drink was invented for a dancer named Marjorie King. She was found unable to enjoy many forms of alcohol due to allergy, but she was not allergic to tequila. There are other stories of how it came to be invented with tales of its existence being conjured by different bartenders over the years. It was stated that when Danny Herrera died in May of 1992 at the age of 90, he was the originator of the drink.
Some Facts Not Well Known About the Margarita Cocktail
- The Margarita was cocktail of the month in Esquire magazine in December 1953.
- The margarita drink can be served in huge goblets. These were originally intended for multiple people to share and establishments were prohibited from serving this drink by the ordinance drinking laws as it contains a lot of alcohol in such a big glass. It is still served in this gigantic goblet in many establishments across the United States. “Shhh! don’t tell anyone.”
- It was jetted into popularity when Jimmy Buffett produced a hit song called “Margaritaville”.
- More people get buzzed faster with the margarita than many other alcoholic choices. Mainly due to many consumers not tasting alcohol in it as its blended with a lot of juice in its current concoctions.
- The name Margarita is becoming a popular girls name nationwide.
- It comes in endless varieties that you could try a different one every week over a year time span.
- Its name means Daisy.
The Margarita Recipe: Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces of tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec (Cointreau is recommended)
1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Salt or sugar (both optional)
The Margarita Recipe: How to Make
Rim the glass with some either sugar or salt by moistening the rim of glass with juice of choice and dipping the top of glass into either salt or sugar. Pick only one. If you are brave and want to experiment. Try both then!
- Shake all ingredients with some cracked ice.
- Strain the mixture into a glass.
- You can serve it over ice or by making a frozen version by placing into a blender and blending until as mix is slushy.
- Garnish with a sugar covered lime wedge if using sugar or just a lime wedge if using salt.
With All The Variations of The Margarita Recipe, Where Do I Start
Start off with the classic margarita recipe as stated above. Gradually branch out and try more, but start off with the styles that you know your taste buds already are inclined to liking. For instance, do you like spicy tastes or do you prefer sweet? Ideas of the classes are classic, sweet, fruity, spicy, frozen, and beer mixed as a few options.
Try to experiment with foods, fruits, and fruit juices you already admire. Try mixing different ideas you come up with. Try a new one each week. Did you know you can make margaritas using some unique ingredients like aloe vera juice, vanilla extract, flavored syrups, coconut water or oil, chocolate, ginger, and jalapeno. They will become a hit with your entire circle of friends and family that most likely never heard of or tried themselves.
Now find your lost shaker of salt, invite a group of friends or family over, and find a way to incorporate this wonderful drink into your daily grind. Your new homemade margarita recipe will end the day with laughter, fun, and the fulfilling cocktail that will bring everyone smiles. You will succeed with your new found mixing talent, but they may cry when they find out that you don’t cook so well!
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So folks I have decided to start sharing all the information I have with you, and I know the perfect place to start. Yes, my all-time top 10 best tasting cocktail drinks which I believe most of you should already know or at least heard about.
What is your first thought when someone mentions summer? I’m sure you would agree its cocktails! Don’t you just love summer cocktail drinks? Every cocktail has its special flavor and scent which for many of us can be impossible to resist!
You can either make them at home or go out and pursue the best cocktail bar in town, but one thing is sure, you will keep coming back to your favorite ones!
If you are among people who like to prepare their cocktails in the comfort of their home, you know all the advantages of such preparation. First of all, it is much cheaper than buying cocktails in bars, and it has a special charm to it. There is no bar or place in the world where you can relax in the same way as in your own home. It is much more private, you can choose your company, it can even be only you and your cocktail with your favorite music, or sometimes just a friend or two who share your taste in cocktail drinks. One thing is very important for you to remember – Relax and be selfish in pleasing your own tastes.
If, however, you are not alone at your cocktail parties you might want to learn about as many different types of cocktail drinks, so you can impress your friends and yourself!
Take a look at these ten beauties; you never know if one of these cocktail drinks will become you favorite!
I’m sure if anyone asked you what is the most celebrated cocktail around the world you would say – Cosmopolitan. I mean, what else did Carrie Bradshaw drink every weekend, (maybe it was more often than that) but the trendiest cocktail. It is amazing how for so many years (last 20-30) it has remained as one of the most popular and demanded cocktails literally everywhere in the world!
In case you would like to try to make it by yourself there some things you should bear in mind.
This amazing blend of vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice has managed to win over so many different cocktails. If you are among Cosmopolitan fans you know it has a very clear taste and that’s why many vodka lovers prefer it.
Key ingredients are good brand of cranberry juice as well as triple sec, as this can facilitate the entire preparation process.
Oh, Bloody Mary! Only pronouncing it makes me want to prepare one for myself right now!
It is possible to buy this mix in bottles in many stores now, but I prefer enjoying while preparing it and adding all the necessary ingredients like high quality tomato juice, some squeezed lemons and a spice or two! There you have it, you should try it as soon as you have an opportunity to indulge in its amazing taste!
Mojito has become very popular for summer beach parties or outdoor parties anywhere in the world. Its minty taste combines so well with tropic heat and makes it easier to go through any hot summer day. This popular mixture of white rum, mint, lime juice, sugar and soda water actually has a relatively low alcohol content. One of the most important things when preparing a Mojito is to crush instead cut mint leaves. This way mint oils can be better released and add to the flavor.
It is not known for how long Mojito has been present, but its popularity dates back from the 80s of the last century.
Sounds like Brazil, doesn’t it? It is one of the most recognizable Brazilian products in the world, and its popularity has spread really fast thanks to its amazing taste that hides almost all the alcohol bitterness. It is usually made of white rum or cachaca, brown sugar and lime juice, but if you decide to make this one by yourself be careful with dosing the rum!
Its origin dates back from the beginning of the 20th century and you will not believe what its purpose was – it was a medicine against Spanish flu.
It has not become more wide spread throughout the world due to a fact that high quality cachaca brands are impossible to be found in North America and Europe.
The origin of Margarita dates back to the middle of last century, and it was probably first time blended in somewhere around Baja California and Mexico. It continues to be popular in that region as well as in every place that is crowded with cocktail drink lovers! It is very easy to make Margaritas by yourself; you only need three ingredients – tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
Don’t forget to serve it in salt rimmed cocktail glass, as this is the main feature of Margarita!
A classic among cocktail drinks! This tropical beauty has a very distinctive look and taste. It is simple yet extraordinary mixture of rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice that has its supporters all over the globe!
It is especially loved by those who are not fans of bitter alcohol taste, but prefer their cocktail tasting similar to a smoothie instead!
Apple Martini (Appletini)
Don’t get confused with its name, yes it is normally called “Appletini”! Unlike typical dry Martini its base is not gin, but vodka which makes a big change in its taste! Apple schnapps is almost always used to add sweet/sour taste of apple to the cocktail. You can always add a little lemon juice and adorn the glass with an apple slice just to make a difference from serving a typical dry Martini, as they are served in the same type of glass.
Long Island Iced Tea
For some reason it is very popular and considered stylish by men, so it never goes out of fashion. This very strong concoction of rum, vodka, gin, triple sec and tequila is often made milder with cola or even lemon juice.
Don’t be fooled by its name, it contains no tea! But what resembles taste of tea is cola added to it in the very last stage of its preparation.
One thing is known for sure, it comes from Long Island, Tennessee and it is believed that it gain most popularity during 70s of the last century.
Many of you might be surprised, but it is actually a different version of Long Island Iced Tea. Its main ingredients are rum, vodka, gin, tequila and orange liqueur with a small amount of orange juice.
You may recognize it served in a tall glass with a slice of orange on its rim. Served like this, it may look very innocent, but keep in mind it is everything but!
Definitely a cocktail drinks that stands out with its special dimension of flavor. It consists, of course, of tequila as it main ingredient, orange juice and grenadine. You must admit it is an unforgettable concoction!
You can serve it in a tall glass with a cherry or two and enjoy the perfect taste!
You have to admit these are our top cocktail drinks. If you were confused before, you have now surely enriched your knowledge on different cocktails. What are you waiting for? Play some nice music, make your favorite cocktail and enjoy! Go ahead and share your experiences with the different cocktails by leaving a comment below.