Let’s be honest, when it comes to national holidays, there are certain days that are just more exciting than others. For example, would you rather celebrate Arbor Day or Christmas? However, here at Borracha, we like to think that one of the best holidays out there, and one holiday that everyone should be able to get behind is National Margarita Day.
Haven’t heard of National Margarita Day? Well, it is February 22nd and it is also a great excuse to celebrate all things margarita, and to enjoy a few margaritas while you’re at it. So, with National Margarita Day right around the corner, we thought we would celebrate with a few fun facts about this beloved drink to get you in the mood.
There is no “official” inventor of the margarita. While the very first print mention of the margarita (although it was called the Picador) was in 1937. However, no one knows who invented the drink. There are rumors that it was created by an American socialite named Margarita Sames. Others say it was the first importer of Jose Cuervo. Others credit the drink to a man named Danny Herrera—however no one knows for sure who first made this cocktail, but we know we would live to thank them!
Margaritas are very popular. According to the book Cheers, in 2008, Americans were consuming 185,000 margaritas per hour on average. That is a lot of tequila!
The world’s most expensive margarita is very expensive. The 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar in Manhattan had the most expensive margarita in the world with their $1200 drink. This makes our Borracha margaritas seem like a steal! The good news is, even though the drinks came with a hefty price tag, those who ordered the cocktail could keep the Ralph Lauren hand-blown glass it came in and half of the money from the drink was donated to the charity of the drinker’s choice.
The frozen margarita machine was made in the 70s. The first frozen margarita machine first hit the scene in 1971, thanks to restaurant owner Mariano Martinez. He was struggling to make the frozen drink for his Dallas customers and his bartenders were growing tired of making the drinks by hand. Inspired by the Slurpee machines in 7-Eleven, he created the first margarita machine for his restaurant.
Borracha has a National Margarita Day celebration. This is perhaps our favorite fun fact about margaritas. Here at Borracha, we celebrate National Margarita Day in style. If you come in to our cantina on February 22nd for National Margarita Day, we will be having $1 house margaritas all evening long with a valid purchase of any menu item. Talk about a way to celebrate!
Now that we’ve wet your whistle with some fun facts about margaritas, make sure that you come into Henderson Restaurant Borracha on February 22nd to celebrate National Margarita Day. We will be having our $1 house margaritas all night long!