The Mighty Margarita!

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Happy National Margarita Day (Feb 22, 2019)!! The origin of our favorite Tequila cocktail is arguable – it may have been created by a restaurant owner in 1938 or a bartender in 1941 or Esquire magazine in 1958. Regardless of who originally came up with the idea, Jimmy Buffett is likely the reason it has such mass appeal today! So, hang onto your flip flops and follow along as we take a closer look at the mighty Margarita!!

All of the tools and ingredients mentioned in this article are available every day at Camelot Wine & Spirits – your liquor and more store @ 12247 N Penn in Oklahoma City!

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Choosing a Glass

The classic choice is a Margarita saucer, but in a pinch, a heavy rocks glass will work just as well. You can also use plastic, though salt may not stick as well to the rim. We are especially in love with the Host Margarita Freeze Cooling Cups – they’re made of BPA-free plastic and have walls that hold a freezable gel. Just keep them in the freezer and they’re ready to go whenever you are (available in sets of two).

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Preparing the Glass

However you take your margarita, preparation of the glass is basically the same. Pour salt onto a small plate or cocktail rimmer (like the one shown above), cut a fresh lime into wedges and use one wedge to dampen the rim of your glass. Dip the wet edge into salt and fill the glass with ice.

The Recipes:

The Classic – you will need a glass, a cocktail shaker, Blanco or Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, fresh limes, salt & ice.

  1. Prepare glasses as described above.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1.5oz Tequila, 1.5oz Triple Sec, and 1.5oz fresh lime juice.
  3. Shake, strain into prepared glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.

The Pitcher – you will need glasses, a pitcher, Blanco or Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Mix, salt & ice.

  1. Prepare glasses as described above.
  2. Pour 1 1/4 cups Tequila, 1 1/4 cups Sweet & Sour Mix, and 1/2 cup Triple Sec into pitcher.
  3. Stir to combine and pour into prepared glasses.
  4. Optional: garnish with a slice of fresh lime.

Frozen – you will need 4 glasses, a blender, Blanco or Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweetened Lime Juice, salt & ice.

  1. Prepare glasses as described above.
  2. Pour 1 cup Tequila, 1/2 cup triple sec, 1 cup Sweetened Lime Juice, and 6 cups ice into a blender.
  3. Blend until slushy, pour into prepared glasses and serve immediately

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The Beergarita – you will need a glass, a margarita clip (shown above), a cocktail shaker, a 5″ cocktail straw, Blanco or Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Mix, a 12oz bottle of your favorite Mexican beer, salt & ice.

    1. Prepare glass as described above and add a margarita clip – these are a little hard to get on at first, so practice before salting the glass to get a feel for it.
    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1.5oz Tequila, 3/4oz Triple Sec, and 3oz Sweet & Sour mix.
    3. Shake and strain into prepared glass.
    4. Quickly flip the beer upside down and place into the clip, so it dispenses slowly as you drink your delicious Beergarita from a straw.

    Ready to Drink Margaritas:

    If the recipe path feels like a bit too much work, there are several ready-to-drink options. We stock all of the following:

    • Daily’s Margarita Frozen Pouch: Turn any day into a fiesta with Daily’s Frozen Margarita pouches. Pre-mixed so they’re ready to drink right out of the freezer.
    • Lime-A-Rita: Take a classic margarita, add some fun and you’ve got yourself a Lime-a-Rita. The recipe is – open the can. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, pour it over ice in a margarita glass.
    • Just add tequila mixes: Jose Cuervo, Big Bucket, Finest Call, Minute Mixology and many others are available every day at Camelot.
    • We also carry a fun Margarita Cocktail To-Go gift bag option – look for it on our gift shelf!

    Best Places to go out for Margaritas in Oklahoma City:

    Finally, if you just want to go out and get someone else to make you a margarita, Best Things in Oklahoma has gathered a list of the Ten Best Places for Margaritas in Oklahoma City!

    Enjoy!!

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