FACTOID # 7: The top five best educated states are all in the Northeast.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Margarita" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Margarita
This drink is designated as an
IBA Official Cocktail
Margarita
Type: Mixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume:
Served: "On the rocks"; poured over ice
Standard garnish: salt rimmed glass, lime slice
Standard drinkware:
Margarita glass
IBA specified ingredients:
Preparation: Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.
Margarita recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Margarita is the most common of tequila-based cocktails, made with Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueurs, and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim. Silver or blanco tequilas are preferred for margaritas, though some will use reposados or 'gold' tequilas.[citation needed] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An IBA Official Cocktail is one of several cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC)[1] in bartending. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 78 KB)Margarita – 2003-09-14 Photographer Jon Sullivan Source http://pdphoto. ... In scuba diving, the word cocktail also means a hazard with diving with some rebreathers: it means a caustic solution resulting from water reaching and dissolving the absorbent. ... For other uses, see Tequila (disambiguation). ... This article is about common table salt. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... An IBA Official Cocktail is one of several cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC)[1] in bartending. ... A centilitre (cL or cl) a metric unit of volume that is equal to one hundredth of a litre and is equal to a little more than six tenths (0. ... For other uses, see Tequila (disambiguation). ... A centilitre (cL or cl) a metric unit of volume that is equal to one hundredth of a litre and is equal to a little more than six tenths (0. ... Cointreau is an orange-flavored liqueur similar to triple sec and to Grand Marnier. ... Triple sec is a colorless (or nearly colorless), orange-flavored liqueur used in numerous mixed drinks and recipes as a sweetening and flavoring agent. ... A centilitre (cL or cl) a metric unit of volume that is equal to one hundredth of a litre and is equal to a little more than six tenths (0. ... This article is about the fruit. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Look up margarita in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Tequila (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cocktail (disambiguation). ... Triple sec is a colorless (or nearly colorless), orange-flavored liqueur used in numerous mixed drinks and recipes as a sweetening and flavoring agent. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck[1] Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Lime has several meanings: Look up Lime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Lime (mineral) - a group of calcium compounds and minerals in which they predominate, including: Limestone Agricultural lime - a mineral soil additive Calcium oxide (also quicklime) - a chemical compound Calcium hydroxide (also slaked lime) - a chemical compound Lime (fruit... This article is about the fruit. ...


Margarita is the Latin word for pearl and the Spanish word for daisy. For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). ... Look up daisy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Contents

Variations

Common ratios for a margarita are

  • 2:1:1 = 6:3:3 (50% tequila, 25% Triple Sec, 25% fresh lime or lemon juice)
  • 3:2:1 = 6:4:2 (50% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 17% fresh lime or lemon juice)
  • 3:1:1 = 6:2:2 (60% tequila, 20% Triple Sec, 20% fresh lime or lemon juice)
  • 1:1:1 = 6:6:6 (33% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 33% fresh lime or lemon juice)

although the IBA (IBA Official list of Cocktails)standard is An IBA Official Cocktail is one of several cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC)[1] in bartending. ...

  • 7:4:3 (7 parts tequila, 4 parts Triple Sec, 3 parts fresh lime or lemon juice)

Some bartenders also add a small amount of water, which some say smooths out the flavor of the three main ingredients[citation needed].

Margaritas come in a variety of flavors and colors.
Margaritas come in a variety of flavors and colors.

The drink is usually served shaken with ice , on the rocks, or blended with ice (the "frozen margarita"). All three methods are frequently served with salt on the rim of the glass/Tiger. Some bartenders specializing in tequila have the opinion that salt hides the flavor of bad Margaritas made with inferior tequilas. For people who insist on a salt rim, the bartender typically only coats half the glass or offers a straw, so that they can still taste the drink without being obscured by the salt's taste.[citation needed] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1,004 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1,004 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


While the most common margaritas contain tequila, orange liqueur, lime or lemon juice, and sometimes an additional sweetener, such as simple syrup, many variations are becoming more and more common. Bottled lime juice (which contains sugar) is another method used to add sweetness. In cooking, a syrup (from Arabic sharab, beverage, via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ...


Other than Triple Sec, other types of orange-flavored liqueur are sometimes used, such as Patrón Citrónge, Cointreau or the Blue Curaçao, yielding the blue margarita (JC). The "grand", "royal", or "Cadillac" margarita often contains Grand Marnier. Often, when sweeter fruit juices or freshly muddled fruits are added to the margarita, the amount of orange-flavored liqueur is often reduced or it is eliminated entirely. Cointreau is an orange-flavored liqueur similar to triple sec and to Grand Marnier. ... Blue Curaçao is a deep blue liqueur flavoured with the dried peels of Larahas, bitter relatives of oranges, grown on the island of Curaçao. ... Grand Marnier is a liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. ...


Many consider fresh squeezed lime juice the key ingredient, but fresh-squeezed lemon juice may be used and, because lemons are more consistent and sweet, is often less bitter. The most common lime in the U.S. are the thick skinned Persian limes. However, margaritas in Mexico are generally made with Mexican limes (Key limes). These are small, thin skinned limes and have a more tart and an often bitter flavor compared to Persian limes. Meyer lemons may be used for a sweeter taste as well. This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... Binomial name Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm. ... Binomial name The Meyer lemon (Citrus × meyeri) is originally from China and thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange or sweet orange. ...


Since some bartenders and margarita experts consider froth a good thing in margaritas, some people will add egg whites to a blended (but non-frozen) margarita in order to add more frothiness[citation needed].


Alternate fruit juice mixtures can also be used in a tennis ball/ margarita. When the word "margarita" is used by itself, it typically refers to the lime or lemon juice margarita. But when other juices are used, the fruits are typically added as adjectives in the name, with lime juice or lemon juice added like a condiment (and a wedge of lime often added to the glass). Examples of popular combinations are:

  • Raspberry margarita, with lime juice.
  • Strawberry or peach margarita, with lemon juice.
  • Mango margarita, with lime juice.

History

Origin of the Margarita

A blended margarita
A blended margarita

There are many stories about who invented the margarita and why. The following are perhaps the most commonly repeated tales of the creator of the margarita cocktail. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 84 KB) Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 84 KB) Source: http://www. ...

Danny Negrete, 1936 With help of Rob Garcia
  • Ratios: 1:1:1 = 6:6:6 (33% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 33% fresh lime juice).
According to Salvador Negrete, the son of Daniel Negrete, the family story goes that Daniel opened a bar at the Garci Crispo hotel with his brother, David. The day before David's marriage, Daniel presented the margarita as a wedding present to Margarita, his sister-in-law.
It was a combination of one-third Triple Sec, one-third tequila and one-third squeezed Mexican lime juice. The drink was not blended and was served with hand-crushed ice. [1]
Francisco "Pancho" Morales, 4th of July, 1942
A bartender, Pancho Morales invented the margarita on July 4, 1942, at a Juárez, Mexico bar named Tommy's Place. Supposedly, a woman requested a Magnolia (brandy, Cointreau, and an egg yolk topped with Champagne). Morales was a little fuzzy on the recipe; he improvised and his ersatz creation was a big hit. [2]
Carlos "Danny" Herrera, 1938
  • Ratios: 3:2:1 = 6:4:2 (50% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 17% fresh lime juice).
Carlos "Danny" Herrera mixed a jigger of white tequila with lemon juice and Triple Sec, creating a smooth and salty concoction he named "margarita", in October/November of 1938[citation needed]
The bar was Rancho La Gloria, midway on the old road that connected Tijuana with Rosarito Beach. A showgirl and sometime actress who called herself Marjorie King/Rita De La Rosa (she regularly played piano in and around San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado and Del Mar, just to name a few) was one of the customers. She was allergic to all hard liquor, except for tequila, but she didn't like to drink it straight or even with a lemon and salt[citation needed].
Mr. Herrera started experimenting and came up with a concoction that was three parts white tequila, two parts Cointreau and one part fresh lemon juice. He added shaved ice and blended the mixture with a hand shaker.
Margaret Sames, December 1948
  • Ratios: 2:1:1 = 4:2:2 (50% tequila, 25% Triple Sec, 25% fresh lime juice).
Sames, who created the drink at her Acapulco bar, gave the reason of being "close with a lot of famous hotel and restaurant people" in introducing the margarita. [3]
Sames used one part Cointreau, two parts tequila and one part lime juice for her margarita. Knowing that most people drank tequila preceded by a lick of salt, she chose to garnish her cocktail with a rim of coarse salt.
Sames moved to El Paso, TX in 1958 where she was well known for her lavish parties. In 1982 she appeared on NBC's Today show demonstrating the proper way to make a margarita.
Santos Cruz, 1948
According to the promotional flyer for the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas, head bartender Santos Cruz created the Margarita for singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee in 1948.
The Balinese Room was opened in 1941 and was Texas's finest nightclub with A/C, casino gambling, superb food and drinks, and stellar entertainment until the Texas Rangers finally shut it down in 1957.
Enrique Bastate Gutierrez, early 1940s
Gutierrez, who lived in Tijuana, Mexico, boasted to have created the Margarita as a homage to actress Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Cansino.
Other versions of the story claim the Margarita was indeed named after the actress, but in the 1930s, before she adopted her screen name. As a teenager, Margarita Cansino worked as a dancer at the Foreign Club, in Tijuana, where she supposedly inspired a bartender.

Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ciudad Juárez (also known simply as Juárez) (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center... For other uses, see Brandy (disambiguation). ... This article is about Champagne, the alcoholic beverage. ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... A cocktail shaker is a device consisting of a container and a lid, with a strainer, used to mix beverages (usually alcoholic) by shaking. ... For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tequila (disambiguation). ... The Balinese Room was a well-known nightclub in Galveston, Texas built on a pier stretching 600 feet from the Galveston Seawall over the waters of Galveston Bay. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress who rose to stardom in the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...

Popularity

A strawberry margarita

The margarita cocktail was the "Drink of the Month" in Esquire magazine, December 1953, pg. 76: [4] Image File history File linksMetadata Marg2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Marg2. ... Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ...

1 ounce tequila
Dash of Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt—pour, and sip.

First frozen margarita machine mix

The first frozen margarita machine mix was invented in 1971 for Dallas restaurant Marianos by chemist John Hogan. He was also recognized by the Smithsonian as the inventor of the frozen margarita machine. Mr. Hogan realized that pure cane sugar was the secret to obtaining a solution that would be consistent and enjoyable for the masses.[5] For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ...


Margarita Thursday

Margarita Thursday is a spin-off of the more traditional "Thirsty Thursday" after work drinking social event. The host typically provides fresh limes and has the guests participate in the juicing and mixing of the drinks.


See also

Wikibooks
Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of


Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a wiki for the creation of books. ... Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of Cocktails A cocktail is a style of mixed drink made predominantly with a distilled beverage, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, or tequila, mixed with another drink other than water. ... Margaritaville is a 1977 song by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett from the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grain alcohol redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ William K. Lombardo. The margarita chronicles: Did Danny do it?. Retrieved on 12 Aug, 2006.
  2. ^ Brad Cooper (October 1974). "The Man Who Invented the Margarita". Texas Monthly. 
  3. ^ "{{{title}}}" (June 1994). Today's Columbus Woman. 
  4. ^ Barry Popik. Texas, The Lone Star State: Margarita (cocktail). Retrieved on 12 Aug, 2006.
  5. ^ Houston - News - ¡Viva la Margarita!

Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine published in Austin, Texas. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Margarita Island - Venezuelatuya (285 words)
Margarita is a Caribbean island of Venezuela, located at the Northeast of Caracas, the country's capital, within a 35 minute flight, or a couple of hours by ferry from Puerto La Cruz or Cumana.
Margarita is well known for the quality of its beaches.
Margarita is an ideal place to have your vacations.
Margarita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1071 words)
The margarita is the most common of tequila-based cocktails, made with Triple Sec (or another orange liquor such as Cointreau) and lime juice, often served with salt on the glass rim.
In other languages, margarita is the Latin word for pearl; and Spanish for the daisy flower, which is also the name of a similar cocktail.
The drink is usually served either shaken with ice, on the rocks, or blended with ice, the "frozen margarita".
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m