Me, myself, and margarita!
Did you know last Monday, February 22, was National Margarita Day? I know what you’re thinking – it’s not May, yet. Everyone knows the margarita's official holiday is on Cinco de Mayo.
If you missed the national holiday celebrating one of my favorite cocktails, don’t worry. Cinco de Drinko is only a couple of months away, and if you can’t wait that long, Taco Tuesday comes around once a week. Or I’m sure it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. What I'm saying is, don't limit yourself.
If it wasn’t obvious, I looove a margarita. Since my first one at 18, I’ve been hooked! Yes, 18, but I was in Mexico – calm down. There’s just something about that tequila mixed with simple syrup.
Growing up in California, it wasn’t hard to find a good Mexican food restaurant. Ugh, I miss good Mexican food. I’m in Washington now, and it’s just not the same….
Sorry, back to margaritas, I got sidetracked talking about food, but what’s new.
If you look on the Internet for the history of the margarita, you’ll find several different versions. It’d be cool to actually know the “real” story, but I’m not sure we're going to get it so let’s focus on my favorite "version" – el margarita grande. Ever heard of it?!
Ok, it’s a large margarita, but it’s the best! Actually, other than large, I like to order mine without salt. You have to keep it healthy, am I right?! No salt and just a house margarita on the rocks. I’ve tried the Cadillac Margarita, and other flavored margaritas, but I prefer the classic.
It’s been a few years since I’ve lived in California, but if you’re in the San Diego area visit any bar/restaurant with the word “margarita” on the menu, and you should be good.
In Washington, the best margarita I’ve had is at Cactus. They’re simple, not too expensive, and you only need two. Once, I was eating at another Mexican food restaurant close to a Cactus, and left after my meal to get another margarita from them. It's that good. Luckily, my fiancé tolerated the restaurant hop, but it was worth it!
"I prefer on the rocks, but blended is just as tasty. I've never met a margarita I didn't like."