10 Things You Don’t Know about National Margarita Day
What comes in your mound when you hear the word Margarita? Most probably, all the pizza lovers will confuse it with Margherita. But, it’s quite not what you’re thinking. Margarita which we are talking about, is a cocktail consisting of triple sec, tequila and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt or sugar on the rim of the glass. There’s a Margarita for every occasion in the U.S., and Margarita Day is an excuse for trying all the varieties of it.
Just like the National Wine Day on May 25 and National Drink Wine Day on February 18th, National Margarita Day is celebrated every year on 22nd February. The origins of National Margarita Day are not well documented, although accounts of the day begin to emerge in the 1990s. National Margarita Day is celebrated every year on 22nd February.
Here are 10 things you most probably do not know about national margarita day:
1) Shows Love For Margarita
The National Margarita Day is celebrated to show love and honor to the widely loved drink. It was founded by Todd McCalla to spread his love for margaritas around the world. It is loved and consumed by millions of people around the world on various occasions which makes it a very special drink. It has various health benefits. Margarita helps you fight cold, numb pain and chills you out and helps you sleep. So, this day honors this sacred drink.
2) Celebrated In Winter
National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22nd which is mid-winter and its bone chilling cold whereas Margarita is usually a summer drink and it is mostly drunk with ice, for chilling in the hot summer days. But, there are always recipes to make it a winter item and enjoy it during the snowy winter too. Along with it, it also helps to treat cold which is too mainstream during the winter.
3) Family Gatherings and Enjoyment
People are extremely and busy in the working life in the U.S. and they have very little contact with their friends and relatives. National Margarita day is not only related to drinking margarita but it fosters social relations too. Relatives and friends gather together and enjoy in this day drinking varieties of Margarita which improves the social relations between the friends and families.
4) Most Popular Drink
The Margarita was the most popularly ordered drink in 2008, representing 18 percent of all mixed drink sales in the U.S., followed by the Martini, Rum and Coke, Vodka and Tonic, and the Cosmopolitan. On an average, Americans consume 185000 Margaritas per hour. The U.S. is the number one margarita market in the world.
5) Stress Release and Break From Daily Routine
Life is very busy and stressful in the U.S. People work day and night to earn for a better living. They spent so much time on work that they hardly get time for rest and break where they can enjoy and forget about all the work related stress. National Margarita Day serves as a stress releaser and provides a break from the hectic working life. This makes people refreshed and energized.
6) Margarita Has Health Benefits
The general assumption about alcoholic drinks is that it is bad for health. Margarita, when consumed in limited quantity provides various health benefits. It helps to reduce blood sugar since it has insulin producing element (Agavina). It is also beneficial for losing weight and fighting cholesterol. Along with that, it doesn’t give a hangover either. So, how good is that?
7) World Largest Margarita
Believe it or not, the world largest Margarita was made in Las Vegas in 2011. The Flamingo Hotel’s Margaretaville Casino famous in Las Vegas holds this magnificent record of making the largest margarita in the world. The enormous drink was 8500 gallons (32,176 liters) and was served in a 17 foot tall tank. The massive drink took 60 people and 300 hours to create it. The significant purpose of this drink was to celebrate the opening of the Casino in 2011, while it was called by the name “Lucky Rita”.
8) Most expensive Margarita
How much would you spent for a margarita? The answer hardly exceeds $100 but that’s not it. In the year 2013, 230FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge in Manhattan recreated the margarita parties which cost you more than you think. The drinks was made from the frozen margarita accompanied by high-end ingredients including the tequila which eventually alone cost $1800 a bottle. The ice poured was made from Lois Roederer Cristal Champagne and was worth $450. The final product or margarita was held on Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass which can be taken home afterwards. Whereas, the most expensive Margarita cost you only $1200 and the event was done for good charity purpose. Where the drinkers had choice to give away money for their favorite charity organization.
9) World Competition of Margarita
It’s strange but there’s a world competition of Margarita held every year. The Tucson Originals and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance get together every year to perform World Margarita Championship. The event is accompanied by renowned bartenders from Tucson who competes for best margarita in Arizona. The winner is also chosen through visitors vote for their favorites in People’s Choice category.
10) Variation of Margarita
The original recipe calls for tequila, Cointreau, lime and salt but there are a number of creative spins of the cocktail. The margarita taste differ while the uses of peaches, mango, and pineapple gives intense tropical feel. Meanwhile, some replace salt with sugar or garnish with sage followed by coriander leaves. Besides, the crazy and adventurous types add extra ingredients such as Sriracha or Chocolate for different taste. No matter what you add, it will turn into something worthy.
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