How To Make Parker’s Famous Margaritas Cocktail

How To Make Parker's Famous Margaritas Cocktail
How To Make Parker's Famous Margaritas Cocktail

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This is the signature drink at my in-law's home. My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas made from scratch during the summer they spent in Zihuatanejo during the 1960s. After decades of tinkering he has arrived at this foolproof recipe for the ultimate Mexican cocktail.

Francisco “Pancho” Morales invented the Margarita on July 4, 1942, at a bar in Juárez, Mexico called Tommy’s Place. One customer ordered Magnolia – brandy, Cointreau and an egg yolk, topped with champagne. Morales kept only Cointreau from the recipe


  • 5 fluid ounces of tequila
  • 3 fluid ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 1 fluid ounce of sweetened lime juice
  • 3 fluid ounces triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • ice cubes
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • rimming salt


Step 1 In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sweetened lime juice, and a lot of ice. For about 30 seconds, or until the shaker is frozen, cover and shake the mixture.

Step 2 Dip the rim of a margarita glass in salt and rub with a lime wedge. Add ice to each glass. Pour equal portions of the cocktail into each glass. Add a wedge of lime as garnish.