Cinco de Mayo Party Recipe: the Margarita

Margaritas are practically the national drink of Mexico, which is why every host should have a Cinco de Mayo party recipe for the classic margarita.
Some say the drink was first created in a Mexican bar for a showgirl who was allergic to all kinds of alcohol except tequila. Others attribute its start to a Dallas socialite named Marjorie Sames at a Christmas party in her Acapulco home in the 1940’s. 
However it originated, this delicious lime-flavored drink is a party-planning staple for any Cinco de Mayo party worth its salt.
If your guests don't drink alcohol, here's a margarita recipe minus the tequila. For the regular version - just add tequila!
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 3 oz. sweet and sour mix
  • Lime wedge
  • Ice
  • 2 oz. lemon-lime soda
Pour the coarse salt onto a plate or saucer. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge. Dip the glass into the salt until it coats the rim. Fill the glass with ice and pour in the lemon-lime soda, sweet and sour mix and lime juice. Garnish with the lime.
There are many, many variations on the classic margarita. There are flavored margaritas and frozen margaritas. Plus, you can change it up by trying different types of tequila in your margarita.
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