Every Day Should Be Margarita Day

Margaritas everyday

Sunday, Feb. 22, is a day set aside to celebrate the famous margarita.

According to Kotatv, there is a National Margarita Day website. Of course, that website is closely tied to the On the Border restaurant chain. Nothing wrong with that mind you.

According to On the Border, the margarita is the most popular cocktail in the world. In 2010, the margarita accounted for 18 percent of all mixed drink sales in the U.S (according to Cheers on-Premise Handbook).

Americans, supposedly down 185,000 margaritas an hour. A little hard to believe. But that’s what Brown-Forman, a major producer of wines and spirits (including Tequila Herradura) claims.

While tequila dates back to the 1600s, margaritas aren’t even 100 years old. The drink was invented sometime in the 1930s or 40s, according to nationalmargaritaday.com. The frozen margarita was first concocted in the 1970s.

Who can we thank for the margarita? Not sure but Wikipedia lists several claims if you want to read up and weigh in on the argument.

Here’s is the author’s favorite, quite simple recipe. It is the classic margarita:

2 ounces tequila (drinker’s choice
1 ounce triple sec (substitute Cointreau if you have rich taste)
Juice of 1 lime
Shake in mixer with ice, strain into chilled margarita glass rimmed with salt or flavored rimmer.

(Image Courtesy of Rick A. – Flickr)

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