Where the margarita was invented and by whom is a matter of much debate. Among the many who have claimed the honor: a Texas hostess named Margarita Sames, the Kentucky Club in Ciudad Juarez, and the Tail o' the Cock in Los Angeles. What is certain is that fresh lime juice and good tequila are essential to a real margarita and that no sweet-and-sour mix should be used.
- 2 limes, halved and juiced, rinds reserved
- 4 oz. premium tequila
- 4 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
- Margarita salt or kosher salt