May is for Margaritas

So I did the obligatory research into the name “Margarita”, and found quite an array of legends. Was it named after Rita Hayworth, or after the German ambassador to Mexico’s daughter, or several other notable and wealthy Margarets, or a Ziegfield Follies dancer who was allergic to all alcohol except tequila? Where was it first invented? The “original” location is a list without end, but the truth is probably a lot less glamorous. The margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. Daisy in Spanish is of course “Margarita”.

I do know that making a good Margarita at home is a lot more difficult than it appears. Use a mix or fresh lime? Use agave syrup rather than sugar? Shaken? Salt or no salt? Which tequila makes the best Margarita? Are you making them for a crowd or a select few? Lots of considerations and lots of experimenting. Nothing wrong with that, sitting on the deck with a couple of friends seeking the perfect margarita, right?

Does it really matter? They all taste wonderful, because there is no such thing as just one Margarita. I have made Ritas for the family and as soon as I sat down to enjoy mine, a second round was called for. I guess I make a good margarita. Either that, or they are just a bunch of lushes… hmmm, tough call.

Frozen or rocks? No hesitation here. Always rocks, as the frozen is too diluted and who needs freezer brain anyway! Flavors? Fresh fruit is good but can be sometimes bland. We’ve found some great fruit purees that make a great cocktail, like our Patron Mango Margarita made with mango puree. That is one delicious drink on a summer day on the patio. Keep track though, as they are sneaky little mothers!

For the month of May, we have a whole slew of Margaritas for you to try, all at discounted prices, so join us for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and get your summer off to a great start with one of our fabulous Margaritas.

Sorry Mr. Buffet, there’s no booze in the blender, as we have no blenders.

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