3 days ago
A little birdie told me it was National Margarita Day, so I whipped one up with the last flashes of sunlight this afternoon. The margarita means “daisy” in Spanish which is where this drink likely got its name. Daisies are a family of cocktails that include a base spirit, sweetener or liqueur or some kind(think grenadine or curaçao), and lemon or lime juice.
This recipe is based off the Margarita recipe in Trader Vic’s Revised Bartender’s Guide(1972) which calls for it to be served into a “chilled saucer champagne glass which has been rimmed with coarse salt”. I didn’t have any limes on hand, but substituted fresh lemon from my neighbor’s tree and it tastes just fine.
2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 Cointreau Noir
.5 Cane Sugar Syrup(1:1)
Shake hard and double strain into chilled salt-rimmed coupe.