It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon’s army in 1862. The margarita, a cocktail which is widely consumed on this day, has a history that depending upon the person asked, is varied.
Regardless, many celebrate this holiday with a margarita in hand. Below is a straightforward and delicious recipe for your celebration.
What makes this margarita really deliver, is the use of good ingredients: fresh limes, good quality tequila, and orange liqueur.
You’ll be the hit of the party.
- lime slices for garnish, either in round slices or wedges
- Coarse salt, kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 cup of chipped ice or small cubes
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup Cointreau orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup best quality silver tequila such as Patrón
Rub the rim of your margarita or martini glasses with a lime wedge. Dredge the rims in a dish of salt until nicely coated. In a cocktail shaker, place the ice, lime juice, orange liqueuer, and tequila. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for approximately 15 seconds. Pour into your glasses and garnish with either sliced rounds of lime, floating them on top; or finish with a lime wedge on the rim. Serve and enjoy.
This recipe will serve two thirsty happy people.