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A “DAMN.” Good Margarita Story

No matter the season, there’s always time to sip a margarita. We’ll show you a margarita recipe so good it’ll make you feel like you’re halfway to Tijuana!

Although it’s a mystery cocktail (because no one quite knows who invented the margarita), there are several theories on the origin of the beloved margarita.  

Theory 1: The drink was first concocted by Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera in 1938 for gorgeous showgirl Marjorie King. King was allergic to all forms of alcohol except tequila, but didn’t like it straight! Herrera solved the problem by adding salt and lime to the drink and creating the world’s first margarita.

Theory 2: The brainchild of Texas socialite Margaret (aka Margarita) Sames made a margarita mix at a house party in Acapulco in 1948.

Theory 3: It may have been named for actress Rita Hayworth, who was offered one by a bartender during a theater gig in Tijuana in the 1940s. Hayworth’s real name was Margarita Cansino.

Theory 4: It could’ve also been served up in Galveston, Texas, to singer Peggy Lee. Her real name was Norma Egstrom. Peggy, however, is a traditional nickname for Margaret, hence margarita.

Which story do you think got us our delicious drink that is now the margarita? Visit The Embassy Row Hotel and discuss it over our delicious strawberry-infused margarita!


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