Friday, November 7, 2014

Cocktail Margarita Recipe


Classic margarita recipe on the rocks


The creation of the Margarita cocktail goes back to the year 1942 in a cantina (bar) in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. It's considered the most popular cocktail in Mexico and you can find it at any bar or restaurant where it's offered as an aperitif. It's usually served in a unique glass, it's a tall-sided sombrero design glass, usually with a blue cobalt rim.  

This recipe is for the Classic Margarita Cocktail, with it's combination of tequila, lime juice, natural syrup, and triple sec, although you can also use Cointreau, adorned with orange or lime slices. Nowadays there are endless recipes for margarita, you find it in flavors like mango, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, well endless possibilities and combinations to prepare a cocktail. But, I'm old fashioned and like the classics. Be careful when drinking this cocktail, it is a little bit strong. Have fun and be safe!


Margarita Classic recipe
MAKES 1 SERVING

SYRUP:
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
COCKTAIL MARGARITA:
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Cup crushed ice
  • 4 Tablespoons tequila Noble Reposado
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons triple sec liqueur
  • 2  Tablespoons natural syrup*
  • 1 slice lime, to decorate
NOTES:
*The recipe is from Mexico, the Cookbook. It indicates to use 1 1/2 tablespoons of syrup. I adjusted it  to my own taste and to suit my homemade syrup recipe. You can buy the natural syrup at your local supermarket or make the above recipe the way I do it at home. You will have enough syrup to make 8 margaritas or reserve it to sweeten your tea or favorite drinks.

DIRECTIONS:

NATURAL SYRUP
Margarita Classic recipe
1. Mix sugar and water in a small saucepan and place over a medium-high heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and the syrup has formed. About 3 minutes. Cool before using to make the cocktail.

COCKTAIL MARGARITA
Margarita recipe original 1. Brush the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice. Spread out the salt in a small plate and dip the rim of the glass into it to coat. Set aside in the refrigerator.
Margarita cocktail recipe
2. Put some ice into a cocktail shaker and add the remaining ingredients.
Margarita recipe original 3. Cover and shake vigorously until a mist forms on the outside of the shaker.
4. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and decorate with a slice of lime.
Margarita Cocktail recipe

Salud!

Mely

If you make it, come back to tell me if you like it! 



















65 comments :

  1. Horchata ~ made with condensed milk and ice cold with a straw. :) I love your website. My husband wanted me to make him arroz con leche and after looking through tons of recipes I finally found yours that is the same as his grandma's. I made it and he LOVED it. There's so many more recipes of yours that I'm going to try. Thank you!

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    1. I like Agua de Jamaica for cold and cinnamon coffee for hot.

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  2. Thank you for this giveaway! My favorite drinks are cold. I like milkshakes a lot, but my favorite is a Starbucks vanilla bean frappe. So yummy!

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  3. MARGARITA'S ON THE ROCKS, THE ORIGINAL
    bambilatejana@aol.com

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  4. Horchata but not too sweet. Thank you for the opportunity to participate!

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  5. My favorite drink is probably Thai iced tea, and my favorite cocktail is a simple gin & tonic, but I love margaritas too!

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  6. favorite drink - can't go wrong with coffee!

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  7. Aguas Frescas* My children and I love every single one of them. And my husband of course loves your michelada recipe. I have been using your website for about a year now and every recipe that I've made always came out delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes with everyone! !

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  8. In this very cold Illinois weather, I could use a cup of atole. My mother and I make our own atole out of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, sweet potato, rice, guava, or even out of coconut milk.

    If only I wasn't so far away from home and home sick for her atole and rosquitas. If you'd like I can email you her recipe for rosquitas. Its been passed down for generations.

    -Paty

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  9. My favorite drink is called Summer fresh, that is a frozen drink with Lemon juice, sugar and mint, or Pineapple, sugar and basil, both combine perfectly with aged golden rhum or with a tequila like this one.

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  10. un Cafecito for hot drink y una Margarita for a cold one . I love your blog, greetings from Chicago! ramos1020@gmail.com

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  11. Good conversation and a hot chocolate from Oaxaca is the perfect match for me !! I love this legendary Aztec beverage...it reminds me of the great Mexico's heritage to the world..... Thank you ! e-mail: assissi@outlook.com

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  12. Can't pick just one - lime margaritas, pina coladas, and creme de agave over ice...mmmm.

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  13. I really am into a beer with tomato juice and green olives. This Margarita sounds delish. Have a great day.

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  14. Hello my name is Cristina and my favorite drink is pretty much anything mexican! Aguas frescas and de lo k es caliente me encanta champorado. Y cafe de leche.
    Alcoholic beverage: anything with tequila like margaritas yumm!
    I would love to won this book!
    Cristy A
    smiling_cristy_21@yahoo.com

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  15. I love a straight shot of tequila with a squeeze so lime. Mely, this pits is so inviting, I want to have a margarita right now!

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  16. Hi Mely:)
    What a wonderful cookbook this sounds like. I have a Mexican cookbook by Diana Kennedy which I love!

    Thank you so much for sharing the step by step for this cocktail. I sure wish I had one in front of me right now, lol...As for my favorite drink, well, non-alcoholic would have to be coffee:) As for cocktails oh my, there are so many but Margaritas are definitely up there! Thanks again, Mely...

    P.S. You are more than welcome to link this post to Cookbook Wednesday at my blog. I'm sure visitors to my blog would love to see both the book and recipe. In the mean time, I'll be pinning this for sure!!!

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  17. My fave drink is iced green tea with a little bit of honey. Too good to pass up at any point in time! However, I do also like Margaritas. Also, and this is on an entirely different note, my husband and I have been L-O-V-I-N-G your Caldo de Pollo! Since I have discovered the recipe, not a week has gone by when we didn't have it! Thanks so much, it's my new favourite dish! :)

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  18. My all time favorite drink is agua de melón. My mom used to make it every summer to stay cool.

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  19. Favorite drink! Coffee. Always coffee. Hot when its cold. Iced when its hot.

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  20. Water but if I'm feeling adventurous a coconut margarita. I still need to make your atole recipe.

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  21. My favorite drink is Iced Chai Tea Latte! (Horchata is good, too!)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  22. My fav drink depends on weather. In summer I like a cold Dos Equis,in winter I like a hot rum toddy, and with dinner a good glass of wine.
    So many great recipes and so little time. My wife is from Mexico and I have found many great recipes that remind her of home and so many more to try. Thank you for your help with Tlacoyos.

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  23. Tequila, straight up.......Anejo.....Nectar of the Gods!

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  24. Ponche made with delicious fresh fruit put in and also with pieces of sugar cane delicious and fresh and also warm especially in winter time!!! Mmmmm yummy

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  25. My favorite is ice cold milk.

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  26. My favorite drink is iced cold green tea sweetend with agave nectar or honey. I like to add a bit of fresh squeezed lime juice for zing. Add some freshly crushed mint leaves and you'll be in heaven after one sip!

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  27. My favorite drink is a cold, blended peach margarita. I use fresh peaches, a squeeze of lime juice, triple sec and tequila.

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  28. I love agua de chia. My favorite alcoholic drink is Rompope!

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  29. i like hot chocolate with caramel.

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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  30. Chocolate la abuelita. Gracias por la oportunidad de participar.

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  31. Love hot mexican chocolote. Old classic, with any dessert pastry you want. Would love to win the book. I work better with recipes. Abonny@aol.com

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  32. I can't resist an ice-cold coke.

    email: ada.gherkin07 at gmail dot com

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  33. Don Julio Reposado on the rocks! Why add anything to one of the finest tequilas made in Mexico.

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  34. Cold drinks are my favorite... tamarindo is the best!

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  35. Currently enjoying sweet tea. Maybe it's a southern thing. beris16@gmail.com

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  36. Peppermint hot chocolate
    adeleon_23@hotmail.com

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  37. A nice cold glass of Agua de Tamarindo and for something hot a Cafe Mexicano con piquete :)

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  38. Hope you get this comment: My favourite cold drink is a Margarita, and hot, atole. Precisely those have been your last two entries. Lovely coincidence. Thank you for your wonderful blog about Mexican cooking.

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  39. I found you through Louise! That cookbook is so pretty! I'm sure one of my daughters would steal it from me.

    My favorite hot beverage is Irish Breakfast Tea, and I love ice water or, on special occasions, a Kahlua Sombrero.

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  40. For the cold weather I love a good champurrado. And for the hot weather, una agua de avena always hits the spot. :)

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  41. Hot drink-Earl Grey Tea
    Cold drink-Tazo Passion Tea (hibiscus blend)

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  42. My favorite is iced tea. I drink it almost every day!

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  43. Since I have moved to El Paso, TX, I have absolutely fallen in love with the agua's!! Horchata and Jamaica being my favorite!! YUM!!

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  44. Hello Mely!
    My favorite drink hands down is Agua de Jamaica. I even drink it during the winter months as a tea. Thank-you for the giveaway.

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  45. Mely, this is my second posting. I originally posted my comment/entry on 11/7/14 but it's not showing. Anyway, my favorite drink is a Strawberry Margarita for socializing. For a nice summer drink, I love Agua de Melon.

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  46. My favorite drink has to be Mojito!

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  47. Champurrado! Con unos tamalitos! Especially on a cold Chicago day. By the way, I'm looking forward to the day I can enter a giveaway for a Mexico in my Kitchen cookbook. Your blog has been an invaluable resource for me.

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  48. It's a wonderful cookbook. I own it & use it constantly.

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  49. Wow what a treat after hot day. This is surely a try. Simple yet delicious.

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  50. This looks absolutely perfect Mely!! I love the classic margarita more than any other drink. Thanks so much for joining margarita week!

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