Tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice are combined to make the traditional Margarita. This light, icy cocktail is a popular tipple that can be enjoyed shaken with ice, without ice or blended with ice and is usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.
It’s said that the Margarita was invented in 1942 by a Mexican-American, named Pancho Morales. He invented the Margarita in the summer of 1942 at Tommy’s Place (now a curio shop) on Juarez Avenue. The cocktail was named after a flower, not a girl, which is a popular theory! Although there’s something to be said for the tried and tested versions of cocktails, it’s always fun to try something different!
There are numerous exciting versions of the margarita which incorporate not so traditional flavours, like the spicy version using jalapeno and Blanco, or a smoky version using Sombra Mezcal or a summer-inspired option using strawberry puree. YUM! You can make lots of different margaritas using different fruit, in fact, this recipe is inspired by berries.
There are only a handful of ingredients and you only need a blender to make this cheeky tipple, so why not give it a try? Don’t forget to raise your glass to Mr Morales for his contribution.
- ½ a cup of ice
- ¾ a cup of frozen mixed berries
- 2 oz silver tequila
- ½ oz Triple Sec
- 3 oz margarita mix
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend the ingredients on the high setting until the ice is well broken up.
- Pour into glass and enjoy!