The actual origin of the margarita has been obscured
It showed up on bar counters somewhere around the 1930s
We've rounded up our best Margarita recipes just for you.
If life gives you limes, make margaritas! Accentuated with tequila and the piquancy of salt, Margarita is an impeccable drink. In comparison to some of the classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, the Daiquiri and the Negroni that can be dated back to the 1800s, Margarita began showing up on bar counters much later - somewhere around the 1930s. The actual origin of the margarita has been obscured (one too many margaritas, perhaps?) but it is not surprising it began showing up when it did. Thanks to the budding smuggling trade from Mexico into America during Prohibition and the scarcity of European brandies and spirits during the World War II that made tequila more common in bars across the country.
Arguably the most popular in the class of cocktails, it was also known as “the daisy”, an old-school cocktail category that uses spirits, citrus or flavoured sweeteners and various versions began showing up in America shortly after the repeal of Prohibition. People were particularly impressed with the creation of an Irishman, who ran a Tijuana bar and accidentally invented the “Tequila Daisy” one evening after grabbing the wrong bottle. As cocktail historian David Wondrich points out in his book 'Imbibe!', while the name is vague and the actual ingredients difficult to discern, the Spanish word for daisy is “margarita”. We've rounded up our best Margarita recipes just for you.
Ingredients: •2 cups of mango chunks •Ice, blending •250 ml lemon and soda •2 Tbsp sugar
CommentsMethod: •Throw the mango chunks into the blender •Top the blender with ice. •Pour soda and add sugar to it and blend until completely smooth, add more ice if necessary. •Pour the drink in a margarita glass and serve immediately.