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We’re celebrating International Margarita Day by paying homage to the origins of this classic cocktail. The truth is, no one really knows where and when the Margarita was invented (or rather named), but here are 2 of the most popular stories.
1️⃣ The first is of 1940s Dallas socialite Margaret "Margarita" Sames. Known for her lavish parties, she claims to have created the drink at her 1948 Acapulco Christmas bash. To welcome her guests, she mixed her two favorite spirits, and garnished with lime - She even lays claim to covering the rim of her sombrero-shaped glass with salt. Like any social worth her salt (no pun intended), she simply named the drink after herself.
2️⃣ The second story goes to Carlos "Danny" Herrera, owner of Rancho La Gloria in Tijuana. His obituary credits him with inventing the cocktail for famed showgirl Marjorie King who drank no spirit other than tequila...but refused to take it as a shot (she sounds fun). Danny, therefore, worked all the ingredients of a tequila shot into his drink, added some triple sec and named it The Margarita (Spanish for Marjorie). Whatever the origin, we're just glad someone invented it! The perfect balance of tart and sweet has made this a classic that never goes out of style. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Cocktail #Cocktails #ClassicCocktails #InstaDrinks #Drinkstagram #CocktailPorn #DrinkUp #Thirsty #Mixology #CraftCocktails #DrinkPorn #BoozyTalk #CocktailPhotography #Libations #HappyHourAllDay #Drinks #ArtOfTheCraft #CraftedDrinks #Margarita #Margaritas #internationalmargaritaday #internationalmargaritaday2019 #nationalmargaritaday