Celebrate National Margarita Day 2010!
You’ve got a big question to ponder today: frozen or on the rocks? That’s right, it’s National Margarita Day, so don’t feel guilty about taking the edge off your Monday with a little Tequila. If you’re a connoisseur of the at-home cocktail, try some of these recipes from MissCharming’s website.
According to The Food Channel, the original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her cliffside hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting. Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S. The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 and it was based off a soft-serve ice cream machine. Genius! If you don’t happen to have one on your patio, try this blender recipe.
And if you really want to go all-out (or if you live in Las Vegas), head out to Margaritaville on 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. Starting at 7 pm, Margaritaville will be celebrating National Margarita Day with the bar’s margarita competition winning entry. Guests named Margarita or Rita will receive a complimentary bottle of Margaritaville Margarita Mix.