National Margarita Day 2011: Real Margarita Recipe
National Margarita Day 2011: Celebrate with Real Margaritas
Celebrate National Margarita Day, which is taking place in whichever country you currently live. We'd say that we're including "real margarita recipes (plural)", but there's actually only one real margarita recipe.
Real Margarita Recipe
The Margarita consists of three ingredients:
- Tequila Blanco
- Lime juice (from an actual lime)
How to make the Margarita:
- Run a lime wedge around the outer rim of the glass and add salt, tapping off the excess. Add ice to the glass.
- Pour in two parts tequila, one part Cointreau and one part lime juice.
- Stir and serve.
You will note the total absence of sugar, a blender or a wide, day-glo straw. The Margarita is not a frozen drink, we don't care what they say at Chevy's.
Margarita: An Ensenada Love Song
The Margarita is an Ensenada love song to an American movie star: a cocktail gets no more exciting and romantic than that. IN 1938, Ensenada star bartender Danny Herrera developed the Margarita through trial and error in order to impress American actress Marjorie King, who hated the taste of straight tequila. Why he was interested in a woman who didn't like tequila is anyone's guess, but still.
There's the recipe. You can adapt it as you see fit, like a jazz riff. Just stay away from blenders.
If you're celebrating National Margarita Day during lunchtime, keep it to one drink, two max. Always designate a driver. Take public transportation whenever possible. This is National Margarita Day, not National Wrap Your SUV Around a Lamppost Day.