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Discover the Margarita history & our top Margarita recipes

To fully appreciate the vivacious spirit of the Margarita, you have to know a bit about its creation. The year was 1948 and the place Acapulco, the tropical getaway for the jet set. A wealthy, fun-loving American socialite named Margaret “Margarita” Sames was hosting one of her notoriously lavish parties and needed a signature cocktail to match. Naturally, she turned to her two favorite spirits: tequila and Cointreau. The drink was a smashing success and “The Drink” fittingly came to be known as the “Margarita.”

The Original Margarita: Extravagant from the Beginning

The Original Margarita: Extravagant from the Beginning

The Original Margarita: Extravagant from the Beginning

Cointreau has been a catalyst in the original Margarita since its creation. And more than 70 years later, the cocktail has become a veritable classic. Sames’s timeless recipe is a staple in bars and homes around the world, while inspiring countless riffs on the original

In celebration of Margarita Month and Cointreau’s long-standing relationship with the cocktail, we’re showing you how to make the classic and sharing recipes for a few new creations of our own. The Margarita is one of our favorites after all (although we may be biased).

 A Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt. - Margaret Sames, 1948

HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC MARGARITA WITH AURÉLIE PANHELLEUX

Discover delicious margaritas recipes