Sweet & Spicy Margarita/Soup of the day: Tequila

Making margaritas is fun. Want to give it a shot?

Illustration of how to make a sweet and spicy margaritaStory by Maddie Bane

Sweet and spicy, this margarita recipe is one to keep on hand. It is said that Carlos “Danny” Herrera invented the tasty cocktail. He owned a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, where he created the drink for aspiring actress Marjorie King. She claimed that she was allergic to all hard liquor with the exception of tequila. To help the liquor go down a little more easily, Herrera paired it with salt and a lime wedge. There’s another theory that a Dallas socialite conceptualized the margarita. Margarita Sames claimed that while at her Acapulco vacation home in 1948, she whipped up the drink for her friends. However, in her version, she used both tequila and Cointreau. Throughout the years, margaritas have evolved into what seems like hundreds of different varieties and flavors. They’ve actually been deemed America’s favorite cocktail. Whether you enjoy them sweet, sour, frozen or on the rocks, there’s sure to be somewhere in the Lowcountry that’s got your favorite margarita concoction waiting for you with the saltiest of rims. To add a hot and fruity twist to the beloved cocktail, try this pineapple jalapeño margarita recipe illustrated by LOCAL Life’s Megan Goheen. Sip on it at home during an afternoon outside or serve it at your next dinner party.

Must-try margaritas

Hilton Head Island
San Miguel’s, Java Burrito, Holy Tequila, Mi Tierra, Amigos, A Lowcountry Backyard, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Santa Fe Cafe, Skull Creek Boathouse, One Hot Mama’s

FARM, La Poblanita, First Watch, Chow Daddy’s,
Mi Tierra Bluffton, Amigos Bluffton

Lost Local, Saltus River Grill, Dockside Restaurant,
Fishcamp on 11th Street, Bricks on Boundary

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