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Shaking Up a Classic Margarita

The best part of Cinco de Mayo is the excuse to drink margaritas on a weeknight! (not that we really need an excuse in quarantine - amiright?) My go to recipe comes from my favorite little barside book - Classic Cocktails. I love this book because each recipe comes with a story of the drink's origin and the Margarita's is actually quite fun.

The name has intrigue, a hint of romance and femininity. American actress Marjorie King was the guest at Rancha La Gloria in Tijuana, Mexico, owned by Danny Herrera. When he discovered the actress was allergic to every spirit but tequila, he mixed this and named it Margarita - the Mexican equivalent of Marjorie :)

This recipe is great because its only three ingredients and by adding fresh lime juice, it's much cleaner than using a mix.

2oz. Tequila ( I prefer Patron Silver or Casamigos Blanco

2oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1oz. Cointreau (or Triple Sec)

Rub the rim of the glass with a wedge of lime and dip the rim in a shallow saucer of fine salt. Place all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously (the fun part) and strain into the glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime on the rim. Enjoy!!

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