5 Fun Facts About The Original Margarita
The Original Margarita is a classic on its own - the recipe has stood the test of over 70 years' time. However, it's very easy to customize to your tastes or ingredients. Whether you're feeling adventurous or craving a classic there is a Margarita for everyone.
Why the salt-rimmed glass? Salt is actually present on The Margarita glass to bring out the sweet and sour flavors of the drink. Just a pinch of salt around the rim is needed to enhance the flavors in this classic, refreshing cocktail. To find dozens of recipes for creative Margaritas and other iconic cocktails, visit Cointreau.com/Cocktails or follow us on Instagram @Cointreau_US.
Nothing compares to The Original Margarita, and for the aspiring mixologist to the cocktail newbie, all this extra time at home is perfect for mastering The Margarita. There is nothing easier than shaking up this refreshing cocktail, in its original form or in one of its many delightful variations.
Here are some fun facts about The Margarita to help inspire your next happy hour with friends - virtual or otherwise:
Did you know that The Margarita is America's favorite cocktail? Since Nielsen first started conducting surveys to discover bargoers' favorite drinks in 2016, The Margarita has been the number one pick. In 2019 The Margarita edged out The Martini, The Old-Fashioned, The Mimosa and The Moscow Mule for the coveted first-place spot.
It's no surprise now that margaritas are a popular happy hour cocktail, so make sure to share your favorite Margarita recipe with your virtual happy hour pals for toasting together.
The Original Margarita was created when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while she was vacationing in Acapulco back in 1948.
The original recipe is elegant and simple. It's easy to make, even for beginners - no fancy ingredients required.