A truly classic tequila cocktail. (Blender not required.)


  • Served in margarita
  • 36% ABV


Don Carlos Orozco



Tequila 3.5cl 1.17oz
Triple sec Cointreau x 2.0cl 0.67oz
Lime juice 1.5cl 0.5oz
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  1. Rim a cocktail glass with salt.
  2. Shake ingredients with ice cubes.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass.


As with many formative cocktails, the history of the Margarita is murky, with a number of different plausible theories:

  • The Cafe Royal Cocktail book contains a recipe for a cocktail called the "Picador" that is functionally identical to a modern Margarita.
  • Carlos "Danny" Herrara purportedly invented it in 1938 at Rancho La Gloria.
  • Don Carlos Orozco also purportedly invented it in October of 1941, at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada.
  • Francisco Morales also purportedly invented it in 1942 at Tommy's Place in Juárez.
  • Lastly, the Margarita is identical to a once popular American drink (the Daisy), with tequila instead of brandy: many argue that the boom in tequila during Prohibition willed this drink into existence.

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