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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Have your drink & eat it, too!

Within the foodie celebrations are often beverages that can be enjoyed during holiday seasons, social gatherings, or simply for personal enjoyment. Many often become the basis for varying appetizers and desserts. Um-m-m-m? Have your drink & eat it, too! 

February 22 is...

Very few social drinks are as widely known as the margarita. Frozen or slushy, salted rim or on the rocks, this frosty, citrusy cocktail can be quite irresistible. Good times in a glass!

Origin of the Margarita...

The original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with ‘the drink’. Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S.
(Source: Imbibe.com)

  • Americans drink around 185,000 margaritas per hour.
  • The first frozen margarita machine (1971) was based on a soft-serve ice cream machine.
  • In 2008, the margarita was the most popularly ordered drink (18% of all U.S. mixed drink sales).
  • The U.S. is the No.1 tequila market...larger & more important than Mexico.
  • Margarita means daisy in Spanish. 
  • The world's largest margarita - 8500 gals - was made in Las Vegas in 2011. 

11 Refreshing Facts About Margaritas for National Margarita Day


Margarita Recipes

Classic margarita recipes are sweet and sour, feature great tequila, and sometimes even beer. Find them all right here.
The title of this post invites you to have your drink & eat it, too! So, on to the eating part...
 Margarita Grilled Shrimp (Recipe)

 Crab Margarita & MORE (Recipes)
Margarita Pie (Recipe)

Margarita Cupcakes (Recipe)

 While preparing the cocktail, appetizer or dessert, be sure to have some Margaritaville music on full force!