Whether you are running a bar or entertaining some friends at home, you want your guests to have the best time possible. Of course, enjoying a few drinks can be a big part of that, but it is important for you as host to be able to help your guests to avoid overdoing it.
Tequila is a drink with a serious reputation. It is commonly thought of as the rebel party spirit and is very often misunderstood, however, tequila has so much more to offer…
Tequila is more herbal and earthy than other spirits and depending on age can be citrusy, sweet and vegetal or with hints of grilled pepper, oak, vanilla spice and chocolate. Mezcal is smokier than tequila as the agave is roasted over open fire instead of baked in an oven.
Among many competing claims, most reputable bartenders credit Danny Herrera of the Rancho La Gloria, Tijuana, who created this drink for American showgirl Marjorie (Margarita) King in 1938. Margarita is also Spanish for Margaret, which means ‘Daisy’ a classic family of sour style cocktails from the mid 19th century. The sea salt rim of the Margarita makes this one of the only mixed drinks that work on the four key taste receptors: sweet, sour, bitter, salty.