Make America's Fav Cocktail: Margarita!

A highly scientific study, as they say on morning teevee shows, has found that Margaritas are the most popular cocktail in America—according to six out of ten bar flies. And, not surprising, top-shelf tequila sales are up 15.5 percent—all tequilas almost 10 percent.

To celebrate this milestone in mixology, we’re going to share SLmagazine‘s take on the classic Margarita:



3 parts silver tequila (Yes, 3 shots! And silver because you want that cactus flavor. Use a good Tequila, like Utah-owned Vida.)

1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice (If you can’t squeeze some limes, step away from the cocktail shaker!)


3/4 part of Cointreau (or a similar non-horrible orange liqueur)


A shaker full of ice


Directions: Pour the booze over the ice. Shake it like an insane monkey.


Pour it out, neat, into the smallest stemmed cocktail glasses you can find (pre-chilled, of course, and salt rimmed).

Why the puny cocktail glasses?


First, the Margarita remains icy cold to the bottom of the glass. Then, you pour another icy cold one. Second, these are NOT Utah restaurant limeade Slurpees, you fool! In fact, the DABC has ruled that serving them in large quantities is a war crime. If you use the humungous so-called “Margarita” glasses, you’re party will soon end, with your guests on the floor barking.

Remember: No matter what sized glasses, keep Uber on standby.

Glen Warchol
Glen Warchol
The late, great Glen Warchol passed away in 2018. His last billet was on the editorial staff here at Salt Lake magazine but his storied career included stops at The Salt Lake Tribune, The Desert News, The New Times and others. His stories haunt this website like ghosts in a machine and we're always happy to see them. RIP Papa Warchol.
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