The Original Margarita was created in 1948 when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while vacationing in Acapulco. This original recipe has stood the test of over 70 years' time. As Margarita Sames said, "A Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt."


Ingredient Amount Ingredient Name
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 Lime (Garnish)

Tools Of The Trade

  • Jigger
  • Citrus Squeezer
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Salt Plate
  • Paring Knife
  • Rocks Glass


  1. Combine Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice in a shaker and add ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel. Enjoy!

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