National Margarita Day Sunday February 22
Amy Judd | February 20, 2009 at 12:56 pmby
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This Sunday February 22 is National Margarita Day! Get out your tequila!
Maybe February isn't the best month — summer's still a long way off — but kicking back with a strong marg is sure to bring back memories of sunny days past and a sweet yearning for patio drinks to come.
The drink is named after a lady called 'Margarita'. It is first thought that it was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames at a party in Acapulco, when she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and lime juice together - it is now the number one cocktail in the United States.
According to a Brown-Forman study in 2008, 185,000 margaritas are consumed every hour in the United States, which means that 3% of the American population have at least one margarita every day.
The cities with the most margarita loving populations are Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and Nashville.
The frozen margarita first appeared on the scene in 1971 when it was based on a soft-serve ice cream machine.
For a yummy frozen margarita recipe:
- 1 ounce Tequila Herradura Silver
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- Fresh lime juice to taste
- 1/4 ounce crushed ice
- 1 Frost the rim of a glass with sugar.
- 2 Mix all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes.
- 3 Garnish with a lime slice.
For some other margarita recipes.
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