February 22nd is National Margarita Day!
The Margarita is America's most popular mixed drink....and we don't know the TRUE origins.
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 Hilton 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.
Personally, I drink my margarita's with NO salt...and NO Lime. My favorite pre-made margarita Mix....oddly enough the Margaritaville Mix. where''s the salt where's the salt?
Have a good weekend!