Birth Of The Margarita cocktail


 Hussong Cantina 1941 Ensenada Mexico


Once upon a time, in a land so far away, a star was born. On a sunny afternoon, a local bartender name Don Carlos Orozco was going about his normal duties when all of a sudden he looked up to see an angel walk towards him, his whole world came to a halt, it was the most beautiful sight he had ever seen! Don Carlos instantly fell in love!

Sadly, his dreams were quickly shattered when he found out that not only was his angel married, but she was Margarita Henkel the daughter of a very important diplomat, the German ambassador at the time in Mexico.

But that didn’t stop Don Carlos, he was not about to let the greatest moment of his life go to waste, he decided that he was definitely going to do something about it.

The Birth Of Margarita



Don Carlos Orozco decided that this was his chance, in fact his only shot to impress, and he was going to do what he did really well, he was going to bartend. You see, Don Carlos loved to experiment with drinks so he asked Margarita if she wouldn’t mind trying a drink of his choice and when she excepted, he was the happiest man alive, Don Carlos named the drink Margarita. Margarita became a huge success and until this day, it is one of the most favored drinks around the world.

Original Margarita Recipe

  • 1 ounce of tequila
  • Dash of triple sec
  • 1/2 lime or lemon juice
  • Pour over crushed ice and stir

Rub the rim of a stem glass with a rind of lemon or lime spin in salt, pour and sip.

Margarita is an all day cocktail with many different types of recipes, somewhere along the way as people just couldn’t get through the day without a glass of Margarita, little Margarita’s were born, now each country has a new blend or a twist.

Stem Glass

How to rim a Margarita glass with salt

Rub the rim of the glass with a rind of lemon, in a separate bowl half filled with salt, dab the rim of the glass into the salt while slowly turning it, and voila there you have it a salt rimmed Margarita glass.



Margaritas are a popular treat at Mexican restaurants. Despite their popularity, margaritas are among the most calorie-dense beverages out there. These cocktails often come super-sized, adding up to a day’s worth of calories, sodium and sugar in just one drink. Knowing the nutrition facts of a margarita may make you reconsider your beverage choice at your next happy hour.

Frozen Margaritas

Order a margarita frozen and swirled in a large 32-ounce glass at a near-by Mexican restaurant and you will be consuming 600 calories, no fat, 120 grams of carbohydrate and no protein. Frozen margaritas are not terribly high in sodium at 88 milligrams per 32-ounce serving, but sugar content is high at 156 grams.

Margaritas On the Rocks

Choose to enjoy this refreshing classic on the rocks and you will consume 1113 calories, no fat, 50 grams of carbohydrates and no protein. Not counting the salt on the rim, you will consume almost two times the RDA for sodium and 31 grams of sugar.


Tequila, the star liquor of any true margarita, is 104 calories per 1½-ounce serving. Although it contributes no other macronutrients, it is metabolized as fat in the body, like all other alcoholic beverages. For this reason, you may want to be weary of the impact alcohol can have on your waistline, not to mention your health.