Classic Margarita

In Spanish Margarita means daisy and this Classic Cocktail reaches back to a style of drink popular during the 1930’s and 40’s. A daisy was the combination of gin spirit citrus juice and grenadine served over shaved ice. It’s not surprise that the tequila iteration that followed was a huge success. Adding salt or sugar crusted rim with lime makes the Margarita world class tequila cocktail. The Margarita is now one of the most popular mixed drinks even beating the martini for second place in the classic cocktail stakes.


  • Sugar for the rim
  • 60 ml Silver Tequila
  • 15 ml orange liquor (Cointreau or Tripple Sec)
  • 30 ml (Lavender or Rosemary, Lemon or Bitter Orange) simple syrup
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • Splash of lime seltzer (optional)
  • Sprig of lavender or rosemary or lemon wheel or orange round


  1. Wet rim of a rocks glass and dip into the sugar
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Pour tequila orange liquor, simple syrup and lime juice over ice
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Fill the glass with ice
  6. Pour over mixture and top with seltzer
  7. Garnish with a lavender or rosemary sprig or a lime slice

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