Now, who isn’t familiar with the famous and classic Margarita cocktail? Nobody, I suppose! But just for the kicks of it, let’s have some fun and make a worthy introduction of this cocktail!
The Margarita cocktail is traditionally made with tequila, triple sec, lime / lemon juice and is garnished with lime and salt in the rim of the glass. It is served on a Margarita glass, of course, a reversed sombrero hat or a Martini glass. Who created it and how? Oh, there are many many stories but none has been established as “The Story of the Margarita creation”. That pretty much wraps up all the stated facts about the traditional Margarita.
However, what we are going to see is a version of the original drink with red wine, called the Red Wine Margarita!
It includes red wine, of course, tequila, Cointreau and fruits of your preference! It’s different and it is absolutely delicious! If you are a fan of the original cocktail, well, you are going to love this exciting version of it!
So, how about we take a look at the Red Wine Margarita cocktail recipe and see what all that fuss is about?
- 60ml / 2 parts red wine
- 60ml / 2 parts tequila
- 30ml / 1 part Cointreau
- A bit of Sprite (to top up)
- Some fruit pieces of your choice, for the mixture and for the garnish (ie. orange, lime, strawberry, etc.)
- Sugar for the rim of the glass*
Pour the red wine, the Cointreau and the tequila in a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the pieces of fruit of your preference, like orange and strawberry for instance, and shake for a bit. Pour the mixture in a Margarita glass (or a Martini glass), without straining it, that is with the ice and fruit pieces. Top up with some Sprite, garnish with a piece or some pieces of the same fruit you used to prepare the cocktail, let’s say with an orange piece in this case, and serve.
*In case you wish to make your Margarita with a sugar rim, you may garnish the rim of the Margarita glass with the sugar, before the mixture is being poured in it. You may check this great article The Best Way to Rim a Glass on Serious Eats, or check out this video on How to Rim a Glass with sugar or salt.