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Cheers to National Margarita Day!

Cheers to National Margarita Day!

Are you looking for a reason to celebrate? We’ve got one – it’s National Margarita Day!

Happy National Margarita Day! It’s time to celebrate, and what better way to do that than with a fresh batch of margs? If you want to whip up a drink at home, we’d like to suggest that you consider this recipe for a perfect margarita.

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 3 ounces of 100% agave tequila
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of orange liqueur

Start by making your simple syrup. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Your simple syrup will keep for a month in the fridge!

Spread the salt on a small plate. Rub one lime wedge over the rim of your cocktail glass, then press it into the salt. Fill the glass with ice.

Now, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add in your tequila, link juice, orange liqueur, and one ounce of simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain the margarita into your prepared glass and enjoy!

Tequila “is a regionally specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila 40 mi northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Although tequila is similar to mescal, modern tequila differs somewhat in the method of its production, in the use of only blue agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime across the rest of the world.

The red volcanic soil in the surrounding region is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year.[1] Agave tequila grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor]

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalitieslimited in the states of Guanajuato, Michocan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.  Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries.  It is protected through NAFTA in Canada and the United States, through bilateral agreements with individual countries such as Japan and Israel, and has been a protected desination of origin product in the constituent countries of the European Union since 1997.

Tequila is most often made at a 38% alcohol content (76 U.S. proof) for domestic consumption, but can be produced between 31 and 55% alcohol content (62 and 110 U.S. proof). Per U.S law, tequila must contain at least 40% alcohol (80 U.S. proof) to be sold in the United States.”

Cheers from The Maria Sanchez Show! If you whip up a batch of margaritas this weekend, why not enjoy them with us on our latest program? Join us Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila

http://cocktails.wikia.com/wiki/Tequila

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