Guava Margarita

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The origin of the Margarita is lost to history, but there are several stories vying for the title. The one I like involves a showgirl named Marjorie King, who was apparently allergic to grain alcohol. In 1938, Marjorie was visiting the Rancho Del Gloria Bar in Rosarita Beach, Mexico, when she asked one of the bartenders to mix her a cocktail with tequila. A bartender by the name of Danny Herrera, poured tequila over shaved ice then added lemon and triple sec. He translated Majorie’s name to its Spanish equivalent, Margarita.

This blended version, which we came up with for El Vaquero in 2005, should be tart, yet just sweet enough to allow the guava to shine through the alcohol.

Guava Margarita Print Me

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz guava puree
  1. Blend with a 12-ounce scoop of ice until smooth. Pour into a festive glass and garnish with a thin lime wheel.

Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com

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