How To Make A Margarita

Funny how a South of the Boarder drink has become such a North of the Boarder favorite!! Margaritas are one of the top ten most ordered drinks in America. The name in itself gives the impression of one big party. Below are some different ways you can make a wonderful Margarita. The first and easiest way is with Wine-A-Rita SenoRita Margarita mix. This mix can be purchased at BigCityMarket.Com

 

Wine A Rita Senorita Margarita

Wine Recipe

• 1/2 bag (3/4 cup) of Wine-A-Rita Senorita mix and 12 oz of White Wine of your choice
• In your blender mix the above contents until mix has dissolved
• Blend in ice until smooth
• Pour frozen Senorita into your favorite Margarita Glass and enjoy!!

 

Tequila Recipe

• 1/2 bag (3/4 cup) of Wine-A-Rita Senorita mix
• 8 oz of your favorite Tequila (Mine is Hornitos by Sauza!!)
• 1 oz of Triple Sec
• In your blender mix the above contents until mix has dissolved
• Blend in ice until smooth
• Pour frozen Senorita into your favorite Margarita Glass and enjoy

 

How to Make A Margarita – Recipe

You can purchase sweet and sour mix or follow the easy directions below to make your own:
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup lemon juice
• 1 cup lime juice
Combine sugar and water – cook on low heat until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon and lime juice then chill in the refrigerator.
Pour the following ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
• 1 ½ oz Tequila
• ½ oz Triple Sec
• 3 oz sweet & sour mix
• Shake well and pour into your favorite glass. Salt or sugar on the rim of the glass is optional
A frozen Margarita can be made by mixing ingredients in a blender with ice until smooth.

 

Origin of the Margarita

Just where did Margaritas come from and who created the zesty beverage first? That may be a question for the ages, but here are some stories that I was able to find on the subject. I do not know if these stories are fact or fiction, so please don’t quote them as true, but they are interesting.

 

• In the 1930’s a bartender at a club in Tijuana created a drink called a Margarita which he named after a young dancer by the name of Margarita Casino. Margarita later became the great film star we know as Rita Hayworth.
• 1936 – Daniel and David Negrete opened a bar at the Garci Crispo hotel. Daniel created a drink consisting of 1/3 tequila, 1/3 Triple Sec and 1/3 lime juice. Before David’s wedding, Daniel presented the margarita as a wedding present to Margarita, his sister-in-law to be.
• 1948 – Santos Cruz was the head bartender at the historical Balinese Room located in Galveston Texas. Cruz is said to have created the Margarita for singer Peggy Lee. The Balinese Room was the finest nightclub in Texas at the time complete with gambling, excellent food and top entertainment.
• 1948 – Dallas Socialite Margaret Sames claims to have made the first Margarita while on vacation in Acapulco. In December of 1953 the drink named “Margarita” appeared in Esquire magazine giving credit to Ms. Sames as the creator of the drink.

 

I don’t know who actually made the first Margarita, but I’m sure glad they did!!

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