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Original Margarita, Ted Haigh (01)

Source: Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie (Gloucester: Quarry Books, an imprint of Rockport Publishers, Inc, 2004), 133. 

Glass: Large Cocktail glass

Makes: One (01)


  • 1.5-oz (1/3 gill, 4.5 cl) reposado tequila
  • 1.5-oz (1/3 gill, 4.5 cl) Cointreau
  • 1.5-oz (1/3 gill, 4.5 cl) fresh Key lime juice

Garnish for Glass
  • Key lime juice
  • Coarse salt

For Serving


01. Rim outside of large cocktail glass with lime; lightly dip into the salt.

02. Shake ingredients in an iced cocktail shaker.

03.  Strain  into the large cocktail glass, rim crusted with salt.