Today is National Margarita Day! Send a free Margarita Day eCard to
friends and family! The margarita cocktail—a famous concoction of
tequila, Cointreau or Triple Sec, and lime juice—has been around since
the 1940s. Every bartender in the world has put a unique spin on this
classic, but no one knows who created the original.
Dozens of people claim that they invented the margarita, including a
bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He said that in 1934 he created
and named the drink for his friend Marguerite Hemery. Another popular
legend is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera developed the drink at his
restaurant in Tijuana in 1938. He invented it for Marjorie King, a
customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, and didn’t
like its sour taste. Another story is that the Dallas socialite
Margarita Sames mixed up the drink in 1948 for a house full of guests.
One of them was Tommy Hilton who later added the drink to the bar menu
at his hotels.
While the true identity of the tequila master may never be known, the
margarita will go down in history as one of the most popular mixed
drinks of all time. To celebrate National Margarita Day, invite some
friends over and enjoy a pitcher of homemade margaritas!
I wish I knew how to make one.
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