Margarita Sangria

The Margarita it’s a tequila-based after dinner cocktails, ideal to sip after dinner on an evening with friends, but it can also be a excellent aperitif drink. Sweet and salty come together in a very pleasant way. For sure, you must like the salt, with which the rim of the glass is made. Here she is easy Margarita recipe to make at home, with the tips of a professional bartender.

Ingrediants

  • 35 ml white tequila or mezcal
  • 20 ml of triple sec
  • fresh lime juice
  • fine salt
  • ice

We asked Federico Volpe, Bar Manager of the Dry Milano restaurant, to prepare the Margarita recipe.

We tell you what you need to know about this cocktail to serve as aperitif or after dinner: the glass to use, the ingrediants, the type of applied technique for the preparation, some shrewdness And curiosity.

Follow the step by step simple recipe to prepare Margarita at home: they are enough for you only 10 minutes to which they are added another 5 minutes necessary for cooling the cup in a workmanlike manner.

The Margarita is served in the typical cup precisely said Margarita cup, and is considered the national drink in Mexico, the country where it was born: the name Margarita was born in honor of actress Marjorie King, allergic to spirits except Tequila; and so in 1938 the barman of the Hotel “La Gloria Ranch” near Tijuana, where King was a guest, created the drink for the first time.

The cocktail embodies the flavor of Mexico: the triple sec, sweet and transparent liqueur flavored with orange, the lime and the tequila, a Mexican distillate made from blue agave. Margarita is a fresh drink based on tequila, in which flavor and sweetness come together in a balanced way.

Another feature of the Margarita: the preparation of the cocktail requires starting from iced glass (a cup or small cup). For this, it is important that you keep the glass in the freezer until it freezes.

There technique applied is that of Shake & Strain: the drink is prepared in the shaker and filtered into the glass, in this case in an iced cup rimmed with salt. Some bartenders only salt half the rim of the glass to offer the possibility to enjoy the drink even without salt.

Foresight: as recommended for Mojito and Moscow Mule, to obtain a more abundant lime juice, massage the lime with your hands so as to warm it to the touch. Keep in mind that this fruit is usually kept in the fridge and by massaging it you will raise the temperature making it more juicy.

OTHER COCKTAILS TO TRY: Negroni, Spritz, Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Daiquiri, Mojito

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How to prepare: Margarita

Easy execution Preparation time 15 min Servings 1

How to prepare: Margarita

Margarita Preparation - Step 1

Margarita Preparation - Step 1

The first step for a good Margarita concerns the preparation of the cup which must be very cold: you can cool it by putting it in the freezer for a few minutes or putting an ice cube in the glass for 3-4 minutes. At this point, lightly wet the edge of the cold glass with a slice of lime. Dip the edge of the cup into a concave saucer filled with salt and stir quickly.

Margarita Preparation - Step 2

Margarita Preparation - Step 2

With a cloth, clean the inside of the glass of salt. The rim of the glass is completed.

Margarita Preparation - Step 3

Margarita Preparation - Step 3

To obtain a more abundant lime juice, massage the lime with your hands so as to warm it to the touch. Keep in mind that this fruit is usually kept in the fridge and by massaging it you will raise the temperature making it more juicy. After doing this step, squeeze the lime and strain the juice directly into the shaker.

Margarita Preparation - Step 4

Margarita Preparation - Step 4

Pour the tequila, triple sec and ice into the shaker.

Margarita Preparation - Step 5

Margarita Preparation - Step 5

Now that you have all the ingredients, together with the ice, in the shaker, shake vigorously for about ten seconds. Pour the mixed contents into the Margarita cup.

Margarita Preparation - Step 6

Your Margarita is ready. If you like, you can decorate the glass with a slice of lime.

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