Hello there. Let’s celebrate the margarita cocktail on its national day. First, a hat. Name? Fiesta!
The hat you see above was created by Mrs Farrell in 2016 for Cinco de Mayo. That is a whole other story (see you back here on May the 5th).
In the meantime, WinCalendar.com tells us this:
National Margarita Day seeks to appreciate the tequila-based alcoholic cocktail.
A margarita is a cocktail made of tequila, triple sec, and either lime or lemon juice served in a glass with salt on the rim.
The origin of the margarita is unclear as many bartenders around the world have laid claim to the drink’s creation. Several bartenders and restaurant owners in Mexico allege to have created the drink for a female friend with a name similar to Margarita.
Well, they get no argument from us, but have you heard any of that before? Mrs Farrell, creator of Hattingdon Horses, lived in Texas 20+ years and was exposed to numerous margaritas, and has not. Or perhaps she just can’t remember.
According to Cointreau US, “The Original Margarita was created when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice, while on vacation in Acapulco back in 1948. This original recipe has stood the test of over 70 years’ time.”
National Margarita Day is believed to have emerged in the 1990s. It is observed annually on February 22nd.
Links below for boozy and non boozy versions.
We are glad you were here with us. Hope you are glad too!
:: P.S. We will be putting the Fiesta design on t-shirts.
By ©Vivian Grant Farrell