It’s unclear who “invented” the margarita. One of the most accepted stories is that it was invented at Hussong’s Cantina in 1941. As the story goes, the drink was named after the first person to try it — Margarita Henkel. The original recipe was equal parts tequila, orange liqueur and lime served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.There have been many variations over the years, but the drink has endured and is one of the most widely recognized drinks in the world today.
When you’re out shopping, you probably grab the mixers with the familiar brand names. Unfortunately, many of these brands don’t contain any real juice. It’s hard to imagine making a margarita without lime juice, but there are those that try.
Doug McWhorter, Founder & CEO, and his wife, started making Real Juice Margaritas (and other delicious mixers) back in 1993. Then, as now, they have insisted on using real juice as the basis of their products and that’s why you’ll find real juice and real fruit puree in all of their flavors.
Here’s how to use Taste of Florida Margarita to make a perfect on the rocks margarita every time.
Makes one serving:
- 3 oz Taste of Florida Margarita
- 1 oz Taste of Florida Sour. Optionally, you can substitute a splash of TOF Lime or even water to taste
- 2 oz of your favorite Tequila
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve over ice in a salt or sugar-rimmed glass with a wedge of lime.
Here’s an easy way to rim your glass. While the glass is empty, take a wedge of lime and rub it all around the glass rim. Next take your glass and dip it into salt that’s been poured onto a plate.
Have you ever had a margarita rimmed with sugar? It’s heavenly. Do the same as above but replace the salt with sugar.
Are you a frozen cocktail kind of person? Add all the ingredients into a blender with a good handful of ice and blend to the texture of your liking.
You can’t go wrong with drinking the perfect margarita.