According to that fun book, Foodimentary, today is Margarita Day!!! Is there anybody who doesn’t love that tequila and lime concoction?!?
There are many stories about the origins of this drink. Some say it was “found” in Mexico in the 1930s because an Iowa newspaper editor wrote about sampling a Margarita in Tijuana in 1936. Wikipedia reports cocktail historian David Wondrich believes the Margarita is a variation of the Mexican drink, the Daisy (margarita is the Spanish word for “daisy,”) which was made with brandy instead of tequila. Tequila maker, Jose Cuervo, claims the Margarita was created in 1938 for the beautiful Mexican showgirl, Rita de la Rosa. There are many, many stories; but no matter which story you favor, this is a perfect day to visit your favorite Mexican Restaurant for a tasty meal…..
…..and the requisite libation!!!
If you can visit a Margaritaville Restaurant and listen to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on a sound system, all the better!!!
Of course, you can always whip up a Margarita at home. All you need is tequila, triple sec and limes. And maybe a little salt around the lip of your glass.