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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

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The Margarita, or An Earthy Mystery

Americans drink a lot of Margaritas. While the Margarita makes up eighteen percent of the mixed drinks ordered in the United States, tequila represents only six percent of the domestic spirits market. Unfortunately, we drink a lot of bad Margaritas too. Neon colored, super-sweet, artificially flavored, poorly made, cheap ingredient, frozen-slushy Margaritas surely account for most of those eighteen percent.

Perhaps one reason that Americans drink a lot of bad Margaritas is that we seem to have no idea of its origin. There are theories (among others) that Dallas socialites, Peggy Lee, Mexican (or Irish, or Texan) bartenders, German ambassador’s daughters or Ziegfeld Follies dancers all have a hand in the drink.

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Recent Discussion

  • Re Mount Vernon, 1 day 17 hours ago bkemp1984 commented:

    Good stuff. Used a cheaper Spanish brandy and just ran out of Pedro Ximénez but had a sweet vermouth that is Pedro Ximénez based. Also don't stock Cherry Heering to keep the bar smaller but I tried to get my brandied cherry syrup recipe to stand in for it, so poured that in.

  • Re Thyme and Thyme Again, 2 days 9 hours ago dsimsion commented:

    Great fresh chartruese forward drink. May be worth muddling the first thyme sprig in as the thyme could have been more prominent.

  • Re Autumn Sweater (Sepia), 2 days 11 hours ago dsimsion commented:

    Nice drink with a daquiri feel. Made with .75 falernum as suggested, felt about right. Used Smith & Cross though which may have been a bit heavy.

  • Re Twentieth Century Cocktail, 2 days 19 hours ago Biff Malibu commented:

    Going a bit skosh on the lemon juice allows the cacao to come through.

  • Re Bitter End, 5 days 1 hour ago Craig E commented:

    This is quite similar to Choke Your Mother, as well as to the Have Mercy! on the St. George site.