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The Margarita

The margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass’ rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up).

The margarita dates to at least 1924 and was originally tequila and lime juice, it was Cointreau’s introduction to the United States in 1962, in collaboration with Jose Cuervo’s advertising campaign that gave us the margarita we know today.

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. Margarita is Spanish for Daisy.

Margaritas may be served in a variety of glasses, most notably the stereotypical margarita glass, a variant of the classic Champagne coupe; this is particularly associated with blended fruit margaritas. In formal settings margaritas are often served in a standard cocktail glass, while in informal settings, particularly with ice, margaritas may be served in an old-fashioned glass.

The Glass4ever Margarita glass is the classic glass shape, and besides being a perfect glass for an ice cold Margarita, The glass can also be used for dishes such as guacamole or shrimp cocktails.

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