GSN Alert: February 22nd – National Margarita Day!
From Good Spirits News on Feb 22, 2013
Drink of the Month – “She’s from Mexico, Senores, and her name is the Margarita Cocktail–and she is lovely to look at, exciting and provocative.”
1 ounce tequila
Dash of Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt–pour, and sip.
Anyone today would certainly recognize that recipe, albeit in a more definitive form (more Triple Sec, no lemon, and no crushed ice).
But, the origins of the Margarita go back much further, probably about 25 years earlier. No one knows for sure who created the drink, but my favorite theory about the name is that it was originally called a Tequila Daisy. The Spanish word for daisy is Margarita, and a Tequila Daisy was basically a Margarita (tequila, orange liqueur, sour mix). In any case, it has become one of the top 10 cocktails of all time, in no small part to this song by Jimmy Buffet. ¡Salud!
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