The Story Behind The Simple Margarita
The Margarita is a universally beloved cocktail — it’s not only America’s top cocktail, but the most favored tequila cocktail in the world. Despite its international acclaim, it’s often thought of as a traditional Mexican drink. It might not be as Mexican as you think, though. The origins of this citrusy concoction are actually quite contested, with a slew of people — from Tijuanan restaurant owners to Texan socialites — asserting that they created it.
The recipe is simple enough for any one of their claims to be believable. It’s also undoubtedly delicious — earning it a spot on the menu of just about every bar in America. If you want to whip up a Marg at home, however, look no further. This simplified recipe calls for simple syrup or agave as a replacement for triple sec, offering an extra bit of sweetness to cut through the cocktail’s tart flavor profile.