History and Recipes for National Margarita DayFebruary 23rd, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) So February 22 is National Margarita Day (who knew?) which is a day, dedicated to this salt rimmed drink. I wasn’t even aware that we had a day to celebrate Margaritas, but nevertheless, apparently our nation has been celebrating it for some 76 years, according to some reports.
There are many different stories as to where the Margarita came from, each with their own salty tale to explain the origins. According to one version, Margaret Sames created the drink at an Acapulco Bar, and used one part Cointreau, two parts tequila and one part lime juice. She explained that she added the salt because she knew that most people added a lick of salt the end end of their tequila drinks, so she used salt as a garnish. Sames, who had moved to El Paso, TX in 1958, was featured on NBC’s Today Show in 1982, to show the proper way to make a Margarita.
Another version of the Margarita’s origins says that Daniel Negrete opened a bar at the Garci Crispo Hotel with his brother, David. David created the drink as a present to his sister in law, Daniel’s wife, Margarita, the day before their wedding. This story is told by Salvador Negrete, David’s son. This Margarita was one third Triple Sec, one third tequila, and one third squeezed Mexican lime juice.
There are a few other versions of where this drink came from, but regardless of it’s origins, the Margarita has become a popular drink, with it’s own national day set aside. Some well liked recipes for Margaritas are as follows:
1 ounce tequila (blanco or silver)
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
1/2 ounce strawberry schnapps
1/2 ounce lemon or lime juice
1 ounce fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice
Rub rim of glass with a rind of lime and dip in salt or sugar. Pour all ingredients into blender, blend until slushy and serve.
Jimmy Buffet’s Perfect Margarita
3 wedges lime
2 ounces gold tequila (Cuervo 1800)
1/2 ounce tequila (Cuervo white)
1 1/4 ounces Rose’s Lime Juice
1 splash orange Curaçao (Bols)
Put all ingredients except the 3 lime wedges into a shaker. Squeeze 2 of the lime wedges into the shaker. SHAKE WELL! Rim outside of glass only with lime. Salt only the outside of the glass. Add fresh crushed ice to glass. Strain mixture over ice. Squeeze remaining lime wedge in glass.
Blue Lagoon Margarita
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Blue Curacao
Splash of Lime juice
Splash of Lemon Lime Soda
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Pour the tequila, Blue Curacao, 7-Up and Rose’s lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Add pineapple juice to taste, and shake vigorously. Strain into an old-fashioned glass 1/4 filled with ice cubes, and serve. ingredients into blender and blend.
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