The margarita was first created on the border between the US and Mexico soon after the end of Prohibition. In 1953, Esquire magazine named the margarita its ‘Drink of the Month’, saying, ‘She’s from Mexico, Señores, and her name is the Margarita Cocktail – and she is lovely to look at, exciting and provocative.’ Now she’s spicy, too, and has changed her name to Gingerita – thanks to Ingwerer.
Slice of ginger
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a prechilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a thin slice of ginger and a lime wedge.