You might not associate the margarita with “gourmet,” but it only takes a quick spin through the neighborhood bars here in Southern California to realize that the margarita is, by all means, a gourmet beverage. We recently covered two of the most popular origin myths surrounding the margarita. But, as we continued our research, we found two more stories!
Pancho Morales & the Margarita
Well, as you might imagine, the alleged origins of this drink recipe stretch beyond those tales. Today, we’d like to share with our readers one more popular story about the creation of the margarita. This tale places the quintessential Mexican cocktail in Juarez, Mexico, at a bar called Tommy’s Place. According to legend, Pancho Morales, a bartender at Tommy’s Place, was working his regular shift in 1942 when a young lady came up to the bar and asked for a “Magnolia.” (No one’s saying what a Magnolia is, however!)
Morales couldn’t remember the ingredients in a Magnolia. All he knew was that Cointreau fit into the mix somewhere. So he threw in some tequila for good measure. His creation was something totally new. Morales dubbed it the “daisy,” which, in Spanish, is… margarita.
What’s Your Story?
Every drink has a story. And it just so happens that the margarita has quite a few stories surrounding its creation. Perhaps you know a story about the margarita that we haven’t come across? With so many stories flying around about this drink recipe, nothing would surprise us at this point! Share your story about the margarita with us on the official Amoretti Facebook page.
Looking for a story to tell? Why not try our latest margarita recipe..
Amoretti Mojito Margarita
- 1 ½ oz silver tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- ½ oz lime juice
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium Mojito Mint Syrup
- coarse sugar
- lime wedge
Add all ingredients (except sugar) to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled margarita glass rimmed with coarse sugar. Enjoy!
The Amoretti Mojito Margarita is a sweet and sour take on a Southwestern classic. If you like to make gourmet drinks, then this is a great cocktail recipe to get your creative juices flowing. Have fun experimenting with it and let us know what you think! If you’ve never tried Amoretti Premium Mojito Mint Syrup before, this drink recipe is a great introduction!