HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day is February 22nd. Coincidentally, it’s the birthday of George Washington, who never had a tequila drink since Colonials didn’t know about tequila. The Margarita has become America’s favorite cocktail. Here’s the history of the Margarita. According to The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey, a snapshot of America’s eating and drinking habits in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Margarita Vs. Not A Margarita

Will the real Margarita please stand up? [1] Cherry Margarita (photo courtesy Created By Diane). [2] Grape Margarita (photo courtesy California Table Grape Commission. [3] Guava Margarita (photo courtesy Chef Ingrid Hoffmann). [4] and [5] The real deal, from Casa Noble Tequila: a classic Margarita and the classic with a smoked salt rim. [6] A…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Margarita Day

What’s your idea of the perfect Margarita? In anticipation of National Margarita Day, February 22nd, Milagro Tequila asked 100 Margarita drinkers, 51 men and 49 women, to share their preferences. Ninety-one percent of them prefer Margaritas made with fresh ingredients over those made with a pre-packaged mix. One third of respondents prefer drinking their Margarita…
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RECIPE: Lemon Basil Margarita

We couldn’t resist one more special recipe for National Margarita Day. This one was developed by Cointreau Mixologist Kyle Ford. Many people use generic triple sec in their recipes to save money; but the inventor of the Margarita, Margarita Sames, said that “a Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt!” We agree! LEMON BASIL…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A New Take On Margaritas For National Margarita Day

Something different: a Pineapple Cilantro Margarita. Photo and recipe courtesy Sauza Tequila.   Today is George Washington’s birthday. It’s also National Margarita Day. Washington (1732-1799) never had a Margarita: The cocktail wasn’t invented until 1948, as the prevailing story goes (history of the Margarita). But that doesn’t mean you can’t toast to both Washington and…
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