Margarita Cocktail

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Margarita is a sour cocktail that combines tequila, orange-flavoured liqueur and lime juice for a thirst-quenching zingy taste.

Margarita cocktail recipe

Said to have originated from Mexico, the Margarita is a popular cocktail that combines tequila, orange-flavoured and lime juice for a refreshingly zingy taste. The story goes that Mexican hotel manager, Daniel Negrete, created the Margarita in 1936 as a surprise for his girlfriend who enjoyed putting salt in her drinks. Served straight-up (chilled liquor only) or on the rocks (with ice), the legendary Margarita is a thirst-quenching beverage for every season.

Learn how to make your own Margarita Cocktail at home by following these easy steps:

PREP TIME: ± 3min

YIELDS: 1 serving


  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • 22ml fresh lime juice
  • 30ml triple sec orange liqueur
  • 45ml tequila
  • 1 cup ice
  • Garnish: salt and lime wheel


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the lime juice, triple sec and tequila. Shake until the outside of the shalker feels cold.

Strain the mix into a stemmed glass over ice, and garnish with salt over the rim and a lime wheel.


Garnish with salt over the rim and a lime wheel.


The key to making a Margarita that is not too sweet nor too sour is using high-quality ingredients. After you’ve made your own Margarita, treat your tastebuds to one of 1st Principles original cocktails.


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