Hey tequila lovers -- it's National Margarita Day! There are dozens of
people who claim to be the creator of the first margarita drink. One of whom
is a bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He says that in 1934 he
concocted the drink for his friend, Marguerite Hemery (whom he named the
Salvador Negrete is another man who claims to be the inventor of margaritas.
The day before his brother's marriage in 1936, Salvador presented the
margarita cocktail as a wedding present to Margarita (his sister-in-law).
There are various other stories of the drink's invention, but the true
identity of the tequila master remains unknown.
To celebrate National Margarita Day, invite some friends over to make your
own margarita bar. Set up a potluck for each person to bring ice, tequila,
and different margarita flavors. Don't forget the limes!