Margarita Madness

February 22, 2012

Cheers - it's National Margarita Day!  We love creative holidays and get especially enthusiastic over ones that require blenders and big decisions like frozen or on-the- rocks!    We were curious about the history of the margarita and the signature glass and found a story we had to share that involves a personalized gift!
According to TheNibble.com, a 1940s Dallas socialite named Margaret 'Margarita' Sames mixed up a batch of a new cocktail during a Christmas holiday in Acapulco. "After all, a person can only drink so many beers or so many Bloody Marys, or screwdrivers or whatever," Margaret Sames told the San Antonio News Express in 1994. "I wanted to make up a new drink."
Over the years, Margarita and her husband, Bill, served the drink to their guests, referring to it as “The Drink” or “Margarita's Drink.” After Bill gave Margarita champagne glasses etched with her name, the drink became officially known as the Margarita.  Margarita Sames' recipe was spread by friends and guests, including hotelier Nick Hilton, Hotel Bel-Air owner Joseph Drown, movie stars Lana Turner and John Wayne.
Our Monogrammed Margarita set makes a wonderful gift!
We are sharing the Monogram Merchant's very own Cynthia Brumback's Citrus Margarita recipe with you here that she created for 'A Sunsational Encore' --  a Junior League of Greater Orlando cookbook.
Cynthia's Citrus Margarita:
4.5 ounces tequila
2 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces Grand Marnier
4 ounces orange juice concentrate
2 ounces limeade concentrate
Juice of 1 lime
Ice
Lime juice and salt for rimming margarita glasses
1) Fill a blender with ice cubes
2) Add the tequila, liquers, orange juice concentrate, limeade concenrate and lime juice
3) Process until blended to preferred consistency
4) Pour into chilled glasses (rimmed with salt if desired)
5) Garnish with a slice of lime
YIELD: 4 servings
 
CHEERS!