Starting in the mid 1930s, mixed drinks that included distilled agave started to pop up and gain popularity. In fact, the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book includes not one, but 15 different tequila concoctions. Still, there’s not much agreement on story of the Margarita’s invention.

Read more of the lore behind the Margarita’s invention.


2 pts. tequila
1 pt. Cointreau (or agave or other orange liqueur)
1 pt. lime juice

Shake and pour over ice cubes in a glass with a salt rim.

Photo courtesy of Mum Yum, flickr.

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