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History of the Margarita

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Its official history may not be known, but one thing is for sure, the margarita is the perfect refreshing cocktail.  In its most classic form, the margarita consists of tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau, served in a glass with a salted rim.  But these days margaritas come in a variety of flavors making them a great cocktail choice when you are looking for something light and refreshing.

The most famous story of how the first Margarita was originated begins in 1948 at Margarita Sames’, a Dallas socialite’s, fabulous poolside party in Acapulco, Mexico.  Margarita loved to get behind the bar while hosting and experiment to see what delicious drinks she could mix up for her guests.  This one particular evening she decided to mix some tequila with Cointreau and lime juice.  The guests loved this new drink and hence the Margarita was born!

Another story of how the Margarita came to be, comes from Tommy’s Place is Juarez, Mexico in 1942.  A man named Pancho Morales was working behind the bar, when a lady came up and ordered a “Magnolia.”  Morales couldn’t recreate the same drink but remembered that it had Cointreau.  The next evening he took the Cointreau and mixed it with Tequila, and named it after the flower, Daisy, which when translated in Spanish is Margarita.

We may never know the true story of how the Margarita was born, but we do know that they are delicious!  At Frida Restaurant Americana, we offer some delicious Margaritas, including classic, strawberry, mango, cadillac, agave and coconut.  Next time you are in the mood for a refreshing piece of history, stop by and enjoy one of our amazing Margaritas with us!