Its Official Drink Is Also Cloaked In Mystery
And salt! But also mystery. Some say an American socialite on vacation in Acapulco invented it. Other versions of the tale tell of a several Mexican bartenders who may have independently created it. Most stories agree that it was born in Mexico and quickly became popular in the US in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The classic version is a simple mix of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and ice with a salted rim. But your party can do better, because the drink has since evolved into tons of creative variations, like the Pineapple Serrano Margarita:
Ingredients: 2oz Herradura Silver, 3 cubic inches of pineapple diced, ¾oz lime juice, ½oz simple syrup, and 3 slices of Serrano chili with seeds.
1) Crush pineapple and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler.
2) Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients, shake hard, and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
3) Garnish with a chili and a star anise pod – and have an epic Cinco de Mayo.