Kick off your weekend drinking margaritas to celebrate this special day today.
The margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. A key ingredient is the freshly squeezed lime juice. When made with lemons, they have a much softer taste. In Mexico, when drinking straight tequila, the best course of action was to down it in one swallow, suck on a wedge of lime and lick a dash of salt off the back of your hand.
Follow the link to find places with good deals for Margaritas today: People – National Margarita Day
According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the margarita is merely a popular Mexican and American drink, the Daisy (“margarita” is Spanish for “daisy”), remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. Read more about it here: Wikipedia – Margarita
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get a margarita and use #NationalMargaritaDay to post. Remember, never drink and drive.
In the December 1953 issue of Esquire magazine, the margarita cocktail was the “Drink of the Month”. The recipe as printed was:
- 1 ounce tequila
- Dash of Triple Sec
- Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
- Pure Mexican Margarita – Made with key lime and agave; follow the link here: Kitchn – Margarita Recipe
- Jalapeno Margarita – Thinly sliced jalapenos to give a kick to your favorite drink; recipe here: Well Plated – Spicy Margarita
- Skinny Margarita – A simple recipe sweetened with agave nectar to keep things on the healthier side. Follow the recipe here: Classic-skinny-margarita