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National Margarita Day

February 22, 2012

Tags: National Margarita Day, Margarita, Paloma

Today is not a federal holiday (except perhaps in Key West and parts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico), but National Margarita Day will be celebrated in most of the civilized world.
Like most classic cocktails, the origin of the Margarita is shrouded in mystery. One version places the invention of the drink in Ensenada, Mexico in 1941, when bartender Don Carlos Orozco first served the drink to Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German diplomat. (more…)