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Mixologist: Margarita is top U.S. cocktail
upi ^ | Feb. 22, 2013

Posted on 02/22/2013 4:52:31 PM PST by JoeProBono

NEW YORK, A New York mixologist said Friday the margarita is the top-selling cocktail in the United States so it's "cool" the drink has its own holiday.

Kyle Ford, who works as brand ambassador for Cointreau -- a French manufacturer of triple sec, an ingredient in the classic margarita -- National Margarita Day was being celebrated Friday, the New York Daily News reported.

"America loves margaritas. It's the number-one-selling cocktail in the country," Ford said of the beverage, which also includes tequila and lime juice. "There's a holiday for almost everything, so how cool is it that there's one for a cocktail?"

Jenna Fagan, president of Avion tequila, said February is a good time for the holiday, as many people begin to tire of the winter cold.

"When you're having a great drink it transports you emotionally," Fagan said. "A margarita transports us all to summer, sitting on that beach with a margarita in hand."

Neither Ford nor the Daily News cited the source of the claim so it might be advisable to take it with a grain of salt.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: margarita


1 posted on 02/22/2013 4:52:38 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
What she said.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 4:56:56 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: JoeProBono

Aw damn, I used to know what that drink’s called! I guess I had too many and that brain cell got destroyed...


3 posted on 02/22/2013 5:02:38 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: JoeProBono

I love margaritas.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 5:05:35 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: JoeProBono
I have long since retired from my drinking career, but I never stood the attraction of fru fru drinks like the margarita. I generally enjoyed a good single malt in the fall and winter, and a nice dry gin martini in the spring and summer.

Occasionally I would get semi-exotic; if you're in a place that puts the little onions in your martini instead of olives, you're probably south of the Mason-Dixon line and the martinis will suck, so you order a whisky sour. If it's cold outside and you can't access a good single malt, Jack Daniels and apple cider will warm you right up.

The two 'girliest' drinks I would ever admit any affinity for whatsoever were particularly pleasant for very hot days at the beach and they were simply Malibu rum and pineapple juice (tastes like suntan lotion smells) or Blueberry Schnapps in lemonade (don't knock it 'til you've tried it.)

5 posted on 02/22/2013 5:13:24 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: JoeProBono

According to legend, the margarita was invented at Hussongs Cantina in Baja California near Ensendada. The margaritas there are nothing like margaritas here. In Mexico there has no ice or slush in it. It is more like a tequila martini. It is tequila with a little triple sec and lime juice, served in a martini glass. P.S. don’t drink anything with ice in it when you are in Mexico.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 5:19:22 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Joe 6-pack

A good top shelf tequila and mixing by hand, not relying on margarita mix, then serving it rocks (not slurpee-style) in a highball glass makes a very decent beverage that is not froufrou at all. Salt optional. Cuervo Gold at a minimum, Patron if you’re feeling flush.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 5:20:08 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: JoeProBono

I managed to pull off a military parachute jump while very drunk off of Margaritas, I firmly decided that drinking and parachuting don’t mix, at least not at low altitudes where everything takes place in short seconds.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 5:21:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: JoeProBono

As I’ve aged I like fewer and fewer mixed drinks. Just give me top shelf booze over ice.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 5:22:56 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
so you order a whisky sour.

No, we order an old fashioned.

10 posted on 02/22/2013 5:33:36 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Joe 6-pack


11 posted on 02/22/2013 5:36:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Arguably the *BEST* margarita is found at Su Casa, La Jolla, CA. Otherwise homemade is best, if you use good quality ingredients.:)


12 posted on 02/22/2013 5:43:58 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

13 posted on 02/22/2013 5:46:01 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono
the margarita is the top-selling cocktail in the United States

Mexican poison....no thanks. Kentucky bourbon is American and far superior.

14 posted on 02/22/2013 5:49:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Daffynition

Did some catalog and online work for an Ayurvedic nutraceutical company there before the economy went bust, but didn’t know of that place at the time, so I missed it.

Other than making your own, it works best to get to know a bartender who knows what he or she is doing, with a well-stocked bar backing them up. They’re very willing, even excited, to try new things and have a good sense of what will or won’t work, much as a good chef would know with food.

As a for instance, I went out for the evening with an old friend, did something of a bar crawl for old times sake even though I’m completely out of the habit these days. We walked into a new place downtown out of curiosity, and studied their stock of liquors. Saw a bottle of St. Germaine, can’t say I’ve ever seen it before. Decided to try it, asked for recommendations and ended up with an awesome drink involving Patron and St. Germaine. Reminded me of a good homemade limoncello but with a kick, lol.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 5:55:58 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Daffynition


16 posted on 02/22/2013 5:57:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Perhaps you’ll get back that way one day...it’s a funky little place. They make the guacamole fresh, tableside which is kinda cool. :0P


17 posted on 02/22/2013 6:04:47 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: ansel12

About 30 years ago I was at the Marine Security Detachment’s house on the embassy compound at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was Wednesday night happy hour and there was some serious drinking going on. I was with a bunch of CIA paramilitary hardasses, and we were downing more than our fair share of margaritas. I finally packed it in around 2300, knowing I had a tennis date at 0800. Those PM guys kept at it for a few more hours. Instead of playing tennis at 0800, they had to be at the flight line of a nearby Saudi military airfield at 0500. They were going on an early morning jump with their trainees. I don’t think I’ve had six shots of tequila in the last 30 years, and that includes two years in Mexico City and Guadalajara, the home of tequila.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 6:06:00 PM PST by Ax
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To: JoeProBono
Sometimes, on special occasions, I'll even use a glass.

:)

19 posted on 02/22/2013 6:06:55 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Alaska Wolf


20 posted on 02/22/2013 6:08:00 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

If they have it, try.

Sauza Conmemorativo, per favor.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 6:08:37 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Daffynition

Maybe I will. It’s a gorgeous area.

By the way, for anyone who’s interested, I went and looked up the mixed drink with St. Germaine. It’s called a St. Rita, being a variety of margarita.

http://www.stgermain.fr/cocktails.php?p=1&r=StRita


22 posted on 02/22/2013 6:10:17 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry


23 posted on 02/22/2013 6:13:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Ax

When the hard asses are drinking margaritas, you know your country is screwed.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 6:15:22 PM PST by Romulus
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To: JoeProBono
Man findes andre spiritus en gang i mellem. Tak skal du hav!


25 posted on 02/22/2013 6:16:23 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Romulus

Don’t tell that to those boys. But now, they’re all 70+.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 6:19:06 PM PST by Ax
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To: Ax

Being drunk really interferes with one’s ability to handle a jump emergency, I have done them hungover and that was not optimum, but nothing like being in the middle of a drunk, it didn’t help that it was a night jump.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 6:22:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12

I can only imagine. It must increase the intensity of the hangover.


28 posted on 02/22/2013 6:27:17 PM PST by Ax
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To: Utah Binger

elg bed min søster


29 posted on 02/22/2013 6:28:09 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

LoL


30 posted on 02/22/2013 6:34:13 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“....but I never stood the attraction of fru fru drinks like the margarita.”

I hear ‘ya brother.
Retired drinker myself - but to me a real drink was Jim Beam over ice in a tall glass.


31 posted on 02/22/2013 6:46:38 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: JoeProBono

My take:

1 oz. Hornitos Reposado
1 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps
2 oz. sweet & sour mix
Handful of cracked ice

Yup.


32 posted on 02/22/2013 7:40:17 PM PST by Dad x 3
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To: JoeProBono

The margarita is my favorite drink.


33 posted on 02/22/2013 11:16:28 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: All

Margarita’s are OK, but only using a top-shelf Tequila like Hurradura Silver and over ice, with a salted rim.

Real men drink Martini’s. With no more than two olives.


34 posted on 02/22/2013 11:37:28 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("I can see unhinged liberal media bias from my house!")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

In my neck of the woods, real men don’t drink Martinis. That drink is for sissified city boys.LOL.


35 posted on 02/22/2013 11:49:35 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

I like Margarita’s, but I still am most partial to the old fashioned drink, a Bloody Mary. And here I’ll be really dating myself and holding myself up to scorn, a White Russian, a Pina Colada, and a Mai Tai. Now I’m thirsty.


36 posted on 02/23/2013 12:07:22 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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