Wednesday, February 22, 2012
ANOTHER MARGARITA, I JUST SAW A PIXIE
Yes it is “Margarita Day” today that cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with orange flavored liqueur and lime or lemon juice and served with salt on the glass rim. It can be shaken and served over ice or blended with ice and served frozen. I’ve only had a few margaritas and most of them were in a restaurant in Cozumel, Mexico that really packed a punch, ask Roe she had that red glow on her nose. The question is who really invented the Margarita? The most accepted of all the stories is that it was invented in October of 1941 at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico by Don Carlos Orozco. He was experimenting making new drinks when in walked Margarita Henkel the daughter of a German ambassador, she tried it liked it and thus the drink was named.
Other stories say the drink was made for a Ziegfeld dancer named Marjorie King at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel by Danny Herrera. Another origin has it being made at the Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas by bartender Santos Cruz for singer Peggy Lee. No matter who invented the drink it’s a great summer time refresher or great with Mexican food. Stay thirsty my Speakies. Have a great day and be careful out there.