This post is brought to you by the letter M. that stands for both Más Por Favor and margaritas!
Many people think first of food when they think of Más. But we’ve also got a killer drinks menu — including plenty of delicious margaritas.
Here, we’ll introduce you to Más Por Favor’s margarita menu — then offer some marvelous margarita trivia that you can share with your friends over your next round!
You read that headline correctly: Más Por Favor offers margaritas on TAP. This helps maintain a balanced flavor and superior freshness. Here’s what we’ve got on offer:
Impress your friends over a round of margaritas at Más with these tasty tidbits:
1. “Margarita” means “daisy”. Yes indeed, the translation of “margarita” is daisy. Actually, this translation may offer a clue as to how the drink came about. As it turns out, there is a cocktail called the daisy, which precedes the margarita by as many as 50 years. The daisy is a sweet-tart cocktail composed of a base spirit, simple syrup, and a sour. It is widely viewed as the predecessor to another cocktail, the sidecar, which has similar ratios to a margarita but includes cognac and lemon. Moreover, it’s not hard to see how the margarita could have also evolved from this floral-named beverage.
2. Nobody really knows who invented it. While it seems that the aforementioned daisy cocktail might have influenced the creation of the margarita, who actually did create it remains a mystery. There are certainly stories, though; here are two of the most popular ones. When looking up the history of the margarita, you’ll find a number of variations on these basic stories.
One of the most widely spread stories is that the margarita was named after an American socialite named Margarita Sames, who created the drink while socializing with friends in 1948. One of those friends was apparently Tommy Hilton, who added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels. Great story, right? Just one problem: the margarita had already been advertised by tequila importers several years before Ms. Sames’ story is said to have occurred.
Another common story is that a Tijuana restaurateur named Danny Herrera created the drink in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Apparently, a showgirl named Marjorie requested a cocktail with tequila, and the margarita was what was created after some tinkering. To fancy up the name a little bit, he named the drink after the girl; Margarita is the Spanish version of the same name.
3. 1953 marked its grand American debut. While the margarita had likely been around for a dozen or more years by this point, 1953 was a banner year in its worldwide celebrity status. In December 1953, Esquire magazine printed a recipe for the beverage and dubbed it the “drink of the month”. Apparently readers liked what they saw and tasted because this print mention is credited with spreading the drink’s popularity far and wide.
4. Margaritas have a connection with Slurpees. Picture this: it’s the early 1970s. Margaritas are popular with customers but were a huge pain for bartenders and restaurateurs. They took too long to make, and customers complained that the ice melted too quickly.
But when Dallas restaurant owner Mariano Martinez saw a Slurpee machine in a local 7-11, he had a lightbulb moment. In short order, he transformed a soft-serve ice cream machine into a purveyor of frozen margaritas. To say they were a hit would be a vast understatement: these days, a more refined version of the machine can be found across the nation.
5. MARGARITAS ARE EVEN MORE POPULAR THAN YOU THINK. FOR YEARS, MARGARITAS HAVE APPEARED ON “MOST POPULAR COCKTAIL” LISTS NATIONWIDE. THIS MIGHT NOT SURPRISE YOU. BUT DO YOU HAVE A GRASP ON JUST WHAT THIS MEANS IN TERMS OF CONSUMPTION? IN 2008, A STAGGERING STATISTIC WAS RELEASED THAT AMERICANS WERE CONSUMING 185,000 MARGARITAS PER HOUR…ON AVERAGE. THAT’S A LOT OF VERY HAPPY HOURS!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect Margarita in Vegas, your search has come to an end! Más Por Favor’s house-made margaritas on tap are guaranteed to satisfy.
We hope to see you soon for a round … Or two!
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