Margarita (1948 Original) Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 drink

0.0 g
10 g
0.1 g


How to Make It

The true authentic margarita invented by Margarita Sames in Aculpulco in 1948. Shake with ice and pour into a coupe glass with a lightly salted rim. See also Frozen Margarita for the slushy modern version.

Comments on Margarita (1948 Original)

  • Marta ventura-Peters
    Apr 30th, 2017
    What is the truth? Made by socialite Margarita Sames in Acapulco in 1948? Chef Ceasar, in Tijuana, who named it after his esposa? Never heard that one. Don Carlos Orozco, a bartender at Hussong's Cantina en Ensenada? First introduced in 1938, and created for a show girl named Rita De La Rosa, from Guadalajara. Full name, Margarita.
  • John O Lopez
    Sep 2nd, 2014
    Caesar's wife's name was Camille.
  • Ms. Meme the Black Diamond
    Oct 14th, 2013
  • Will D
    Jul 12th, 2013
    Cesare Cardini (February 24, 1896 - November 3, 1956) was an Italian American restaurateur, chef, and hotel owner, who is credited with creating the Caesar salad. Caesar went to the United States in his early 20s. He ran a restaurant in Sacramento, then he moved to San Diego where he was in the restaurant business. At the same time he engaged in the same business in Tijuana, where he could avoid the restrictions of prohibition. He married Camille, and had a daughter, Rosa Maria Cardini.
  • Virtualcid
    Apr 25th, 2013
    No one know who really invented it! Get it right!
  • mirorddor
    May 13th, 2012
    If we does not know how the name margarita came about or who invented the drink, how do we know what exactly went into the orginal margarita recipe? Two websites of brand name tequila provide their recipes for perfect margarita that have no triple sec as ingredient!
  • Ruth
    May 5th, 2012
    Another explanation, however, is that the Margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. There is an account from 1936 of Iowa newspaper editor James Graham finding such a cocktail in Tijuana, years before any of the other Margarita "creation myths".[10] Margarita is Spanish for Daisy. It is likely that Orozco, Herrara, and Cruz merely perfected the "Tequila Daisy". Wikipedia (few ideas, but this sounded the best)
  • Victor
    Apr 24th, 2012
    Thank you Martin! That is the fact, not the fiction!
  • Jonathan
    Jan 5th, 2012
    There are several versions of the story of who invented the Margarita. The bottom line is that it is a mystery. No one is sure. It doesn't matter. Just enjoy it for what it is!
  • Thanks Mexico
    Jun 22nd, 2011
    Who cares? Just drink and enjoy!
  • Steve
    May 5th, 2011
    The margarita was first created by bartender Don Carlos Orozco in 1941 at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada.
  • Martin
    Dec 30th, 2010
    The original Margarita was not invented by a person named Margarita. It was invented by Chef Cesar, at Cesar's in Tijuana, Mexico. The same guy that invetned Cesar's salad n/k/a Ceasar's Salad. BTW, Chef Cesar named it the Margarita, which was his wife's name.

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