This morning I received a fun email about how people are celebrating National Margarita Day. I’m embarrassed to admit that I did not even know this was a thing. How could I have let this important day go uncelebrated? I may just have to add some extra days of margarita fun into the month to make up for my previous ignorance.
Anyway, as part of this occasion, the good people over at NationalToday.com put together a survey all about the joys of margarita sampling and drink creation. For instance, did you know that 1 in 50 Americans owns a margarita machine? Neither did I. I just thought everyone used blenders. Surprise!
Naturally, they do address the “Frozen vs Rocks” debate. As you can see in the photo above, I’m a frozen girl. This is probably because I don’t love the taste of tequila, so the more frozen the more diluted the taste of alcohol is. Also, it reminds me of the virgin root beer or lemonade slushies we made when I was kid. How does the rest of the country weigh in on this debate?
“While 8% of Americans prefer margaritas on the rocks, 14% favor frozen margaritas. The other 78% of Americans probably love margaritas so much that they can’t decide.”
Are there margarita bars like the wine bars that have popped up around Los Angeles? Are there specialty spots where you can try different flavors mixed with different tequilas? I honestly don’t know, but if there aren’t places like this, one of you should make it happen.
Even without the special margarita zones, there are a couple of restaurants that have produced margaritas that have warmed my heart and teased my taste buds. Curious? In no particular order, my favorites are:
- Barra Saloon in Old Town San Diego
- Maggie’s Blue Rose Restaurant in Avalon on Catalina
- Father Rooster on Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
I can also give an honorable mention to Kay ‘n Daves in Culver City. While I’ve only sampled one item on their drinks menu, it was pretty tasty, and it would be a perfectly wonderful option for celebrating on this big day.
Update: After lunch today, I’m going to have to nominate El Compadre’s flaming banana margarita to my list of favorites!
If you are curious about seeing the full survey, you can head over to http://nationaltoday.com/us/national-margarita-day/ to read all about it. And, if you are celebrating, leave me a comment about your best concoctions and your favorite spots to imbibe.