Cocktail Friday: a Margarita

For a couple of weeks I thought about making something with tequila, but every time I got an idea for a cocktail without Tequila. So this week I bought a bottle of tequila to finally make a cocktail with it. And then I read on Instagram that it’s World tequila day today on this 24th of October. What a coincidence;-). But what should I make with the Tequila? For the first Tequila cocktail I start with the most famous Tequila cocktail, the Margarita.

A Margarita comes originally from Mexico. This is not so strange, since one of the parts of this cocktail is Tequila, what a typical Mexican drink is. Most of us know the Tequila shots with salt on your hand and then have a bite in a piece of lemon before you drink the Tequila shot. A Margarita is almost the same, only here you put salt on the edge of the glass and the lemon is mixed in the drink. Next to that is a Margarita a lot sweeter than a Tequila shot, because there is also Triple Sec and sugar syrup in the mix. That’s why the Margarita tastes a lot better for me than a Tequila shot. And the good thing with a Margarita is that you can decide for yourself how many salt you want. Just wipe it of the edge if you think it’s too much salt.

The first story about making a Margarita is from Carlos Danny Herrera, who was working at restaurant Rancho la Gloria, Mexico in 1938.
The second story is from 1941, from a guy named Don Carlos Orozco, who was working at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensanada Mexico. He offered one of his experiment’s to the daughter of the German ambassador, called Margarita Henkel. She liked it and she was the first one to drink it, so he named the cocktail after her. (source: Wikipedia).
A lot of stories can be found on the internet about the Margarita, but the one from 1941 sounds like a good one to me.

Next to drinking this great cocktail, I will work some more on the house this weekend and go to the World Port baseball Tournament in Rotterdam. What are your plans this weekend? Lazy things, hard working or something in between?
Enjoy your weekend!

The recipe:

Cocktail Friday: a Margarita

For World tequila day we drink a Margarita Cocktail on this 24th of July 2015. Nice with Tequila, Triple sec, sugar syrup and lemon juice.
Servings 1


  • Shaker


  • 40 ml Tequila
  • 40 ml Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 40 ml Sugar syrup or 40 ml water with 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • Lemon Juice one lemon
  • Salt
  • 5-6 Ice-cubes
  • Lemon part for decoration for decoration


  • Take a Margarita glass and go with a piece of lemon over the edge of the glass.
  • Put salt on a plate, and go with the edge of the glass through this salt. So you get a nice salted edge.
  • Put the ice-cubes into a shaker.
  • Put the Tequila, the Triple Sec and the Sugar syrup over the icecubes and shake the mix until it feels cold.
  • Poor de the mix into the margarita glass and use a lemon part for decoration.
  • Your cocktail is finished, Enjoy!

Greetz Claudia

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Edit: This is a post from my old Blog Photos for foodies. I quit with this Blog, but it didn’t feel good to lose all the recipes, that’s why I copied all the posts to Cakes and Pumps and later to Goodlives. This post is written in 2015 by myself.

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