Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim

Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim

What tastes nicer than a Margarita cocktail? Any suggestions? Nope? Well guess what? We can’t think of anything either. So here is a simple to prepare Margarita cocktail with Kosher salt rim which is so simple to make. And what is the best salt for margarita – well we think kosher!

Go ahead and gather your ingredients together, then just make your cocktail, pour, sip, and enjoy.

Margarita cocktail with Kosher salt rim

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Drinking time: we will let you decide

Serves: 1


  • 50 ml of Tequila – whichever brand you enjoy
  • 20 ml of Triple sec or orange liqueur such as Cointreau
  • 20 ml of Agave syrup
  • 20 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice – loads and loads of ice – crushed works best
  • Kosher salt for the glass rim
  • Lime wedges x 2 (optional for garnishing)


  • Cocktail glass
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Small plate

Mixing instructions for Margarita cocktail with Kosher salt rim

  • Sprinkle the salt onto a small plate
  • Rub one of the lime wedges around the rim of the glass
  • Press the glass gently into the salt to ensure an even coating around the whole of the rim
  • In a cocktail shaker combine the ice, tequila, triple sec
  • Secure and shake vigorously for 20 seconds
  • Place fresh ice into your selected glass
  • Using the strainer pour the mix into the glass taking care not to pour over the salt rim
  • Garnish with the remaining lime wedge and serve

Nutritional information per serving

  • Calories 97
  • Total fat 0g
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Sugars 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate 3.44g
  • Fibre 0g
  • Protein 0.1g 

History of Margarita cocktail

There are many claims surrounding who made the first Margarita, so you can take your pick from some of the claims listed below.

Some people have suggested it was created in 1938 by a bartender in honor of a Mexican showgirl called Rita de La Rosa?

However, others have suggested it was created by ‘Danny’ Negrete when he was the manager of Hotel Garci Crespo in Tehuacán Puebal, Mexico back in 1936. Apparently his girlfriend, who was called Margarita, liked salt in her drinks, so he created a special drink for her. Or another claim is that he created the drink for his future sister-in-law the day before she married his brother David.

Another suggestion is that it was actually created in honor of the actress Rita Hayworth, in the 1940’s, by Enrique Bastate Guiterrez? Also, are you aware that Rita Hayworth was actually born in Tijuana, Mexico and her birth name was Carmen Dolores Cansino?

As you can see there are many claims surrounding the creation of the Margarita cocktail, but it definitely appears to have been in circulation in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

There are also many different recipes for making the perfect Margarita cocktail. Each has it’s own slight variation, such as the style of glass you should use (straight glass, cocktail glass, tall glass, squat glass, etc.), or what mixing instructions you should follow, even small variations of overall quantities. But what is very clear is that no matter what tequila brand you use, you must always have some form of orange liqueur included in the cocktail.

More ideas

If you would you like to read more articles about salt, the many different varieties there are and their uses then head on over to Salt Facts and Salt Products to learn more.