Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Margarita

The Margarita, everyone's favorite drink when they're feeling a little south-of-the-border.

Of course, there are many different variations of the drink. Sometimes it's frozen, others it has a salted rim, however, I am focusing on the the true version of a margarita:On the rocks with lots of alcohol. You can go pour your Pixie Sticks into a bottle of tequila if that's what you're looking for.

The Margarita was conceived of in Mexico in the 1930's by a man local's referred to as "Barman Willie" which basically means Bartender Willie. He created the drink for a long time patron named Marguerite Henry, who was friends with the owner of Los Dos Republicas, the bar in question. The owner then had Willie create a drink and name it after her, thus creating a legend.

1.5 Ounces Aged Tequila (Tres Generaciones Silver is my choice)
1/2 Ounce Cointreau
1 Ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime
1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
Lime Wedge

Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with the lime wedge. Enjoy!