Question: What’s the most common tequila-based drink made in the U.S. today?
Well based on the fact the title of this post includes the word “margarita” — twice — you know where I’m going with this.
The answer is the much beloved margarita. In fact, the drink is so popular, and so heavily consumed, it’s earned its very own national holiday.
That’s right, folks. It’s time to bust out the blender and lime juice. Today is National Margarita Day!
It’s no surprise numerous people over the course of the last 80 years have tried to claim themselves the mixing mastermind behind the margarita. But no one has been able to uncover the identity of the true creator, leaving it as one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Historians aren’t even sure what decade the tequila/triple sec/lime juice concoction originated in. Best guess: it was sometime between the mid-1930s and late-1940s.
Frozen margaritas, whether of the strawberry, mango — or my personal favorite, raspberry — variety, weren’t introduced until the 1970s. It was then when a genius bartender converted a soft-serve ice cream machine into a frozen margarita machine. And to the utter delightment of millions, the frozen margarita was born.
It’s only right the utmost love and respect be shown to the almighty margarita on this her national day of recognition. Whether you go the classic margarita-on-the-rocks route or mix her up into a frozen frenzy, or whether you add the tequila and triple sec or go the family-friendly, non-alcohol direction, everyone can commemorate National Margarita Day.
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