The origins of ‘The Margarita’, like so many of the best things in the world are open to dispute. Some say it was an 1940’s American socialite. Margaret ‘Margarita’ Sames who first added ‘a dash of triple sec’ and ‘the juice of half a lime’ to an unsuspecting glass of cold Tequila. Others claim Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera, owner of ‘Rancho La Gloria’ a Mexican restaurant located just south of Tijuana came up with the idea for showgirl, Marjorie King in 1938, who was, according to the same myth, allergic to all alcohol except Tequila.
Search the history books further back and you’ll meet Danny Negrete, he worked at the Agua Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and claims to have invented it as a Wedding Present for his sister, Margarita is 1936. It might be a strange thing to give someone on their Wedding Day, but perhaps not such a bad idea if you’re feeling the financial pinch.
Personally I’m not the sort of person to dwell on the past, look to the future I say, I mean, someone invented the knife and fork, so do we need to still use chopsticks when eating Chinese food? Is it easier? If the origins of The Margarita are shrouded in uncertainty, one thing is for sure, ready mixed Sauza Sparkling Tequila embodies the spirit and essence of that ‘eureka’ moment by Margaret, Danny or Carlos in a way that allows you to arrive prepared to enjoy the evening.
Sauza are also laying claims to innovation in the world of Tequila, in addition to the regular original Margarita mix, they’ve also come up with 3 new flavours (Mango & Peach, Wild Berry, Watermelon) to challenge the traditionalists and tempt the adventurous. I’ve heard it’s popular with cowboys (and girls) too, check out the video.
This video is sponsored by Sauza Tequila , but all thoughts are my own