The margarita is a drink that is common but do you know that the original was a concoction of equal parts tequila, orange liquor and lime. The drink was served over ice with a salt rimmed glass. Many say that the Margarita is a version of the popular prohibition drink the Daisy.Margarita in Spanish means Daisy.
One popular myth about the Margairta is that in October 1941 a bartender at Husson's cantina in Ensenada Mexico created a drink for margarita Henkel who is a well known german celebrity. This remains a mystery but it may be where the name of this drink comes from.
Yet another myth and yet another place and time where the popular drink got its name was in 1948 in Balines Room in Galveston Texas where a drink was created for Peggy Lee, the popular singer. The spanish version of Peggy's name is Margaret or Margarita.
One thing we do know is that Margaritas are made with Mexican limes or key limes. These limes are smaller with thin skinned limes and much more tart than regular limes