Happy National Margarita Day!!!
Here's a fun fact: on average Americans drink 185,000 margaritas an hour.
According to this interesting article I found: No one is quite sure who invented the margarita, but there are a lot of theories.
The most widely spread rumor is that an American socialite named Margarita Sames created the drink for her friends in 1948. One of her party guests was Tommy Hilton, who added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels. This is probably not true, though: The first importer of Jose Cuervo used the tagline "Margarita: it's more than a girl's name" in 1945—three years before Sames debuted her drink.
Another story is that a man named Danny Herrera made the drink in his Tijuana restaurant in the '30s or '40s (accounts vary). Marjorie King, one of the showgirls there, was unable to drink any hard liquor but tequila. She wanted a cocktail using the liquor, so Herrera began experimenting. He concocted the now-famous drink and named it after the showgirl, as Margarita is a Spanish version of the name Marjorie.
The very first print mention we can find of the drink (but not the name) comes from the 1937 book Café Royal Cocktail Book by William Tarling. The drink had a similar recipe but was called Picador (a type of bullfighter).
Random: MARGARITA MEANS DAISY IN SPANISH.
Anywho, according to Yelp these are the best places in the ICT to get a margarita! Do you agree?! What else would you add to the list?!
My personal favorite (pictured above) is the Flaming Cazuela at Felipe's. Mostly because it is a margarita that is literally the size of my face.
Bring it on!
1.) Margaritas Cantina
2.) District Taqueria
5.) La Chinita Mexican Restaurant
6.) Playa Azul
7. Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant
8.) Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant
9.) El Agave Mexican Restaurant
10.) El Mexico Cafe
Where's your favorite?!