Signature
Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Blanco Margarita

Cocktail origin stories are notoriously hazy, perhaps none more so than the Margarita’s. There are at least four different version of the tale, and they involve a Hollywood-worthy cast of characters, from a Tijuana bartender and a beautiful dancer to a Dallas socialite and a wealthy hotelier. There’s even a rendition involving the famous singer Peggy Lee (“Fever”). There are also a number of ways to make this classic. The best, in our opinion, is to keep it simple, use a quality blanco tequila, and elevate it with agave syrup instead of smothering it with orange-flavored liqueur.

The Essentials

Blanco Tequila
Fresh Lime Juice
Agave Nectar
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Agave Nectar
Sea Salt, for garnish

Method

  • Shake the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar with ice and strain into a rocks glass rimmed with salt (optional). Add fresh ice. You can also serve this drink up, by simply straining into a coupe or margarita glass.
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