• Paolo and Penny

A Missed Margarita

I missed National Margarita Day and I'm truly bummed, and I also missed having a cold frosty Margarita with a great wedge of a salty lime! So, I'm having one now, Salud!!

Created in Mexico in 1938, one story relates that a Ziegfeld showgirl could only drink tequila, and the restaurant owner wanting to please her, added salt and lime juice to her tequila and

she said --"awwww!". Another tale claims it was named for Rita Hayworth, (for us old school people), her real name was Margarita Casino. Who knew?

The drink is made of triple sec, tequila and lime juice either on ice or frozen. So many tequilas and so little time. Of course you can now find flavors of almost any fruit in non-traditional margies: strawberry, pineapple, peach; if you can name it, you can drink it. But for myself, I like to keep it basic with an extra tequila shot dropped in the middle.

Margaritas are not for the faint hearted, they have powers that we still don't understand.

Have you ever heard the Joe Nichols song, "Tequila makes her clothes fall off", or how about the Eagles, "Tequila Sunrise", did he really see the sun rise or was the sun setting. We'll never know all of the crazy things one has done after that Cinco de Mayo party. So everyone, let's party responsibly. And Cheers!

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