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Sailing Through History: The Margarita Cocktail and Navy-Strength Rum62

Sailing Through History: The Margarita Cocktail and Navy-Strength Rum62
How to make a margarita

The Margarita cocktail, with its tangy and refreshing flavours, has become a beloved classic around the world. It’s a drink that conjures images of sunsets by the beach, laughter among friends, and a sense of carefree joy. But do you know the fascinating history behind this iconic concoction? And have you ever considered pairing it with the robust flavours of Innocent Spirits Navy-Strength Rum62, an exceptional South African rum? Join us on a journey through time and taste as we explore the Margarita’s origins and discover why it pairs perfectly with our award-winning rum.

The Origins of the Margarita:

The exact origin of the Margarita is a subject of debate and mystery. Several stories lay claim to its creation, but one thing is certain: it has a history as rich and varied as the cocktail itself. Here are a few popular theories:

  1. The Mexican Legend: One of the most widely accepted stories is that the Margarita was born in Mexico in the 1930s or ’40s. It’s said to have been created by a Mexican bartender who combined equal parts of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, serving it in a salt-rimmed glass. The name “Margarita” is rumoured to be a tribute to a beautiful woman who inspired the creation of this delightful drink.
  2. The Texas Connection: Some Texans claim that a socialite named Margarita Sames invented the drink in Acapulco in 1948 during a vacation at her cliffside villa. She mixed the now-familiar ingredients, and her concoction quickly gained popularity.
  3. The Prohibition Era: Another theory takes us back to the Prohibition era when Americans flocked to Mexican border towns for legal drinking. Bartenders supposedly developed the Margarita as a way to enjoy tequila without the rough taste, using lime and salt to mask the spirit’s bite.

Why Navy-Strength Rum62 is Perfect for Margaritas:

Now that we’ve explored Margarita’s history, let’s talk about why Innocent Spirits Navy-Strength Rum62 is an exceptional choice for this classic cocktail.

  1. Exceptional Strength: Navy-strength rum is known for its higher alcohol content, typically around 57-58% ABV (alcohol by volume). This robust spirit provides a bold and complex flavour profile that can stand up to the tartness of lime juice and the sweetness of triple sec in a Margarita.
  2. Flavour Complexity: Innocent Spirits Navy-Strength Rum62 is no ordinary rum. Inspired by Route 62 in the Western Cape, it’s a true embodiment of South African craftsmanship. This award-winning rum boasts intricate layers of flavour, with hints of tropical fruits, vanilla, and oak. These flavors complement the Margarita’s citrusy notes beautifully.
  3. Sipping Quality: While many Margaritas are mixed with standard spirits, using Navy-Strength Rum62 elevates your cocktail game. It’s not just a mixer; it’s a sipping rum that enhances the overall drinking experience.

How to Make the Perfect Navy-Strength Margarita:

Ready to try the perfect Margarita with a South African twist? Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:



  1. Rim a rocks glass with salt by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it in salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. In a shaker, combine the rum, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.
  7. Enjoy responsibly!


The Margarita, with its storied history and delightful flavours, is a cocktail that transcends time and place. When paired with Innocent Spirits Navy-Strength Rum62, it becomes a truly exceptional drink, marrying the essence of South African craftsmanship with the zest of Mexican tradition. Whether you’re sipping it by the coast or in the comfort of your home, this Navy-Strength Margarita promises a memorable and satisfying experience. Cheers to the adventurous spirit of exploration in every glass!

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