Few drinks have come to symbolize a particular day like the Margarita on Cinco de Mayo. In truth the two have very little to do with each other. The day represents a victory by Mexican troops in an obscure battle with French troops in the 1800s.
The drink, on the other hand, was developed in the 20th century—nobody knows for sure but people generally agree in the 1930s-1950s timeframe—and may have been created in Mexico or just along the border with the United States (there are about 3-4 different origin stories).
However, the two have become synonymous with the early May fiestas that people throughout the US and Mexico throw. In the next few days every bar or liquor-serving restaurant will feature Cinco de Mayo specials that include some sweet/sour cocktail with a bit of tequila in it. They’ll call it a Margarita, but it’s far from it.Add a comment
With the reopening of Las Vegas' legendary Atomic Liquors, a new cocktail menu has been created to commemorate the legendary bar, its guests and the notorious city. In honor of the eccentric Hunter S. Thompson (author of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") Rose Signor has created the Henry S. Mash. A Lynchburg Lemonade style cocktail that can be, for the right price, made with 30 year old Old Crow found during the bars recent renovation. Below is the recipe for making this outstanding cocktail.Add a comment