Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails. In the United States, they rank number one, exceeding martinis, mojitos, old fashioned’s, and mimosas. US consumption of tequila also outranks that of Mexico, home of the blue agave plant which supplies the margarita’s primary ingredient of tequila.
No one agrees for sure when the margarita was invented. Some say an American socialite named Margarita Sames created the drink for her friends and served it at a party in her Acapulco home back in 1948. Tommy Hilton was a guest, and the story says he liked it so well he began serving it in his hotel bars. Other evidence shows Jose Cuervo using the tagline, “Margarita: it’s more than a girl’s name” three years prior. Still, a third account insists a man named Danny Herrera first made the drink at his Tijuana restaurant sometime in the 1930s or ’40s and named it after a showgirl, Marjorie, which translates to Margarita in Spanish.
Something most people do agree on is the enduring appeal of the margarita. Serve yours up in one of our recommended sets of margarita glasses. From fun and colorful to elegant and classy, these choices will make your occasion and your beverage seem all the more festive.
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