As of 2015, the margarita is the fifth most popular cocktail in the world. It is the most popular cocktail choice of women worldwide, and out of all the tequila-based drinks, the margarita is the most popular.
Tequila is made from mature blue agave plants. Blue agave takes up to 10 years to mature, and 17 pounds of fruit is needed to make 1 liter of tequila. The drink takes its name from the city of Tequila, where much of the beverage is distilled.
One basic recipe for a non-alcoholic margarita combines one ounce each of lemon juice, lime juice and orange juice with two ounces of simple syrup. Shake the mixture over ice and strain into a margarita glass.
To make a margarita with beer, mix beer, tequila and limeade into a large or medium-sized pitcher depending upon the amount you want to prepare. A medium-sized pitcher yields up to 4 servings. Serve the beer margarita over ice immediately, and garnish the glasses with lime wedges if desired.
Tequila, Cointreau or triple sec and fresh limes are the ingredients of a classic, simple margarita recipe. Its simplicity allows for variations, such as a pomegranate margarita or a frozen margarita.
In its simplest and classic form, a margarita consists of a mix of tequila, triple sec and lime juice served neat, on the rocks or frozen, usually with salt or sugar on the rim. The margarita is a very popular cocktail, and there is no shortage of recipes and variations.
Margarita mix stays fresh for up to 12 months. The mix should be refrigerated after it is opened. Margarita mix may start to change color or texture after 12 months.
According to About.com, several drinks can be mixed with tequila, including orange juice and grenadine, as well as grapefruit juice. Tequila can be used in both hot and cold drinks.
Tequila contains no sugar; all its calories come from alcohol. One ounce of 80-proof tequila contains 9.3 grams of alcohol and 64 calories. Tequila is a distilled liquor made from blue agave. It is produced primarily around the city of Tequila, Mexico.
As of August 2015, good tequila brands include El Tesoro, Siete Leguas, Chinaco and Gran Centenario Leyenda. All receive high ratings on Esquire's website. El Tesoro Platinum is a "blanco" tequila, which stays in a container about 60 days before bottling. The distiller uses plants grown in Mexico's