The margarita is the most common and widely known tequila based cocktail and there are many stories regarding the drinks origins. Most say the drink was created in the 1930s although the locations and reasons for the name differ greatly. Jose Cuervo was using the advertising slogan "Margarita; more than just a girl's name" in 1945 and they were adamant that the drink was created by a Mexican bartender in honour of the show girl Rita de la Rosa.
This is a nice simple one to make and can be enjoyed in a variety of glasses and there are a huge number of variations available. All you need is some tequila, agave sec (which is included in the kit), limes and sea salt. This tutorial will show you how to make the drink in its classic format as demonstrated by Ian Vasey of the Bedruthan Hotel in Newquay