Geeky Food: The history of the margarita is a mystery (VIDEO)

Feb 22, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET

The recipe for a classic margarita is simple: 2 ounces of tequila, an ounce of triple sec and an ounce of lime juice, served in a salt-rimmed glass. But the history behind this cocktail is anything but simple.

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It may have originated in a Tijuana bar — and it may have been named after a famous movie star. Whatever its origins, Americans have loved the margarita for at least 70 years. You won't believe how many we collectively drink per hour. Watch to find out that and other fascinating facts about this south-of-the-border drink.

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