The Timeless Classic: America’s Beloved Margarita on the Rocks

August 10, 2023
classic margarita

When it comes to concocting the perfect cocktail, America has spoken it’s the classic margarita on the rocks with a touch of sea salt that steals the show. There’s something enchanting about this cocktail’s simplicity that resonates with the nation. Perhaps it’s the crispness of blanco tequila, the tang of fresh lime, or that crunchy sea salt that clings to the rim, or maybe all the above. What we do know is we love it!

Today, let’s raise our glasses high and toast to this iconic drink, all while we unravel its allure and give you the ultimate recipe featuring the luxurious Herradura Tequila.

The Magic of Margarita

The margarita, with its unclear origins, mysterious birthplaces, and countless recipe variations, remains an enigma. While many claim to have invented this tantalizing cocktail, from socialites to bartenders, its true origin remains debated. What’s undisputed, however, is its widespread popularity and its continued status as America’s go-to cocktail.

At the heart of every great margarita is an exceptional tequila, and for our recipe, we’ve chosen none other than Herradura Blanco Tequila. Crafted since 1870 in Amatitán, Jalisco, Herradura’s process respects tradition while embracing innovation. The result? A premium spirit that stands the test of time, much like our favorite cocktail.

Classic Margarita on the Rocks with Herradura Tequila


  • 2 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • (optional) Agave or simple syrup to taste
  • Sea salt, for rimming the glass.
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  • Prep the Glass: Moisten the rim of your glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim into a plate of sea salt, ensuring an even coat. This is where the magic begins!
  • Mix: In a shaker filled with ice, combine Herradura Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau or triple sec. Shake until well-chilled.
  • Pour: Strain the mixture into your salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish & Serve: Drop a lime wedge into the glass or perch it on the rim for that extra flair.
  • Cheers: Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of your creation, then dive in.

In a world of countless cocktails, fads, and trends, the classic margarita stands unshaken. Its beauty lies in its simplicity and the perfect balance of its ingredients.

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