Today is National Margarita Day! The margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. It is one of the most common tequila-based cocktails served in the United States.
Margaritas can be served on the rocks (shaken with ice), frozen (blended with ice), or straight up (without ice).
A standard Margarita recipe is :
- 1 ounce tequila
- Dash of Triple Sec
- Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt—pour, and sip. (Wikipedia)
Bartender specialists have gotten creative mixing dried herbs, infused sugars and exotic salts to intensify both the flavor of the cocktail and
the presentation of the glass. A few of the more popular flavors include Strawberry Margarita, Mango Margarita, Limeade Margarita, Watermelon Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita, Raspberry Margarita and Blackberry Margarita.
With the 1977 release of Jimmy Buffett’s song “Margaritaville”
margaritas began to grow in popularity.
Pay tribute and honor the margarita on this special day by visiting your favorite distillery, restaurant or just by making your own at home.