Arguably the most popular cocktail today in the United States, the margarita is said to have been invented in the 1930s by the manager of the Garci Crespo Hotel in Puebla, Mexico, whose girlfriend, Margarita, loved salt with whatever she happened to be drinking.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • 2 lime wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

How to make this recipe

  1. Moisten half of the outer <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#rimmingaglass">rim</a> of a coupe with 1 of the lime wedges and coat lightly with salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into the prepared coupe and garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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