Cinco de Mayo. A holiday that is really only celebrated here in the United States. But hey, it’s fun. We like our fake drinking holidays here … like St. Patrick’s Day.
The origins of the margarita are unclear, with many folks claiming to have invented this delicious drink. The first known publication of a margarita recipe was in the December 1953 issue of Esquire, with a recipe calling for an ounce of tequila, a dash of triple sec and the juice of half a lime or lemon. A recipe for a tequila-based cocktail first appeared in the 1930 book My New Cocktail Book by G.F. Steele. Without noting a specific recipe or inventor, a drink called the Tequila Daisy was mentioned in the Syracuse Herald as early as 1936. Margarita is Spanish for Daisy, which is a nickname for Margaret.