Mexico: The Birthplace of Margarita

MARGARITA is one of the most loved cocktails in the world—especially come summer—because of its refreshing and fruity flavors balanced with the pureness of tequila.

But have you ever wondered where the Margarita was born, and how did it get its beautiful name?

The answer lies in a speakeasy bar somewhere in Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico where a bartender by the name of Carlos Herrera concocted the first glass of the cocktail. According to stories, it was meant for a polular dancer named Marjorie King.

But Marjorie, despite being a regular to the bar, was in fact allergic to almost every form of alcohol— except for tequila! Obviously meaning to impress her, Carlos concoted something from tequila and the result was a drink that not only fit her tastes but also embodied her characteristics as a captivating woman.

The drink was also aptly named Margarita as it exudes sensuality and vibrancy.

In her spirit, Jose Cuervo presents its Silver Margarita, a modern take on the iconic drink featuring the Especial Silver. Tequila at it’s purest and most potent form, Especial Silver is an unaged “blanco” that contains over 51 percent Blue Agave.

Jose Cuervo shares the Silver Margarita recipe below:

2 parts Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part triple sec
Lime for garnish
Salt for rim

• In a shaker, add ice, Jose Cuervo Especial® Silver, triple sec and fresh lime and shake well!
• Run lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip salt into the glass.
• Add ice to the glass and strain in contents of the shaker.
• Serve!

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