1942 Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:40%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The 1942 Margarita is a premium cocktail that is a twist on the classic Margarita, using Don Julio 1942 tequila. This cocktail is perfect for tequila lovers and those who appreciate a well-crafted, high-quality cocktail. It's a popular choice for celebrations or special occasions due to the premium tequila used.

How 1942 Margarita Tastes?

The 1942 Margarita has a smooth, rich, and complex flavor. The Don Julio 1942 tequila gives it a deep agave flavor with notes of caramel and vanilla. It is balanced with the tartness of the lime and the sweetness of the agave syrup.

Interesting facts about 1942 Margarita

  • The 1942 Margarita is named after the year Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey.
  • Don Julio 1942 is a premium tequila that is often enjoyed on its own due to its rich, complex flavors.
  • Despite its name, the 1942 Margarita is a relatively modern cocktail, showcasing the versatility of tequila.


Don Julio 1942 Tequila

Why: A luxury añejo tequila that provides a smooth, oak flavor with hints of vanilla, it's the foundation and star of the show. No Tequila, No Party: Without it, you don't have a margarita, you have a lime-ade. Alternatives: If 1942 isn't in the budget, opt for another high-quality añejo to maintain the richness.

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Lime Juice

Why: Brings a tart freshness that's key to any margarita; it's our zesty bestie. Don't Skimp on the Juice: Too little lime and the drink is flat, too much and you're making a sour face. Alternatives: Lemon juice can pinch hit, but expect a slightly sweeter, less traditional flavor.

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Agave Syrup

Why: It sweetens the deal without overpowering the tequila. Just Right: Think Goldilocks; too much syrup and it's sticky sweet, too little and the tequila might overwhelm. Alternatives: Simple syrup could step in, but the agave's smoothness makes the margarita authentically Mexican.

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Why: Chills the drink and mellows the flavors just enough. Warm Woes: Without ice, you're stuck with a sad, warm cocktail that's more 'no, gracias' than 'sí, por favor'.

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Lime Wheel

Why: It's the garnish that whispers 'this is a well-crafted cocktail'. A Wheel-less Wagon: Omit the wheel, and you've lost the visual pop and the option of an extra zesty squeeze.

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Recipe. How to make 1942 Margarita Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Don Julio 1942 tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before serving for an extra refreshing cocktail.

Perfect Pairings


Grilled Shrimp - The zesty lime complements the smokiness of the grill.

Mexican Cuisine

Fish Tacos - A match made in heaven with the citrus cutting through the fish.


Guacamole and Chips - The margarita's acidity balances the creaminess of the avocado.

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What you could change in 1942 Margarita

  • Tequila: If Don Julio 1942 is not available, you can use any high-quality anejo tequila.
  • Agave Syrup: You can substitute with simple syrup or honey if needed.

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Smoky 1942 Margarita

Ingredients: 2oz Don Julio 1942 Tequila, 1oz Lime Juice, 0.5oz Agave Syrup, 0.5oz Mezcal, Lime Wheel Recipe: Add a smoky twist by substituting half the tequila with mezcal. The drink will inherit a mysterious smokiness paired perfectly with the rich Don Julio 1942.

Spicy 1942 Margarita

Ingredients: 2oz Don Julio 1942 Tequila, 1oz Lime Juice, 1oz Agave Syrup, 2 slices Jalapeño, Lime Wheel Recipe: Muddle the jalapeño slices with lime juice for a fiery kick. This spicy dance will tango with the smooth tequila notes, creating a sultry sip every time.

Fruity 1942 Margarita

Ingredients: 2oz Don Julio 1942 Tequila, 1oz Lime Juice, 1oz Agave Syrup, 0.5oz Fresh Orange Juice, Lime Wheel. Recipe: Add a splash of fresh orange juice for a sweet, fruity note. This twist is like sunshine in a glass, offering a refreshing citrus melody that sings alongside the tequila.

In case you forgot basics how to make 1942 Margarita

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on 1942 Margarita

What type of glass is best used for serving a 1942 Margarita?

A 1942 Margarita is traditionally served in a rocks glass or tumbler.

Can I make a 1942 Margarita non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the tequila with a non-alcoholic agave spirit or simply omit it. However, it'll significantly change the taste and it won't technically be a '1942 Margarita' anymore.

What is the shelf life of an open bottle of Don Julio 1942 Tequila?

If kept in a cool, dark location, an open bottle of Don Julio 1942 Tequila can last for 1 to 2 years before starting to degrade.

How can I adjust the sweetness of the 1942 Margarita?

You can adjust the sweetness by modifying the amount of agave syrup. If you prefer it sweeter, add more agave syrup. For a less sweet cocktail, reduce the syrup amount.

Why do we shake the cocktail?

Shaking is done to mix the ingredients thoroughly and to chill the mixture.

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