Margaritas with Margarita

Splendid Becca did the unexpected: this afternoon she sent me a bottle of José Cuervo’s Margaritas with a stunning glass from which to consume this Christmas cocktail. Now, that’s what I call the incentive to drag me out of my pre-Christmas illness wallow-hollow and back into the festive spirit (no pun intended). Then, with superb timing, The Epic Brother called to say he’d be popping by tonight, so I’ll have a Margarita Partner-in-Crime for the tasting session.

The back of the bottle informs me that:

The Margarita Cocktail was created in 1938 in honour of a beautiful Mexican showgirl named Rita de la Rosa. A bartender, inspired by her electrifying performance, improvised a cocktail to capture her heart with Cuervo and the flavour of Mexican limones. Ever since then the Cuervo Margarita continues to capture the hearts of so many around the world.

Well, then. I know what they say about the effects of tequila, and I admit to having had some interesting experiences with it myself, but the question in my head now is whether said bartender succeeded in capturing Rita de la Rosa’s heart with a little help from Señor Cuervo? Intrigued by the tale and being a true Google-r, I visited Wikipedia to find that there are various theories on how the Margarita came about. No news on Rita de la Rosa’s cocktail shaking suitor, but in the end it doesn’t really matter who was first to create this tequila-lover’s staple; thanks to Becca, I have a bottle of Margaritas that’s begging to be opened and poured over ice in a Splendid-ly salt-rimmed glass. That’s far more important.

While I’m waiting for the Epic Brother to arrive, here’s another sort of Margarita to keep you entertained – Margarita Pracatan. In case you weren’t a fan of Clive James’ TV show in nineties’ Britain, Ms Pracatan is a Cuban singer with a boa wardrobe to beat that of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and a delivery that can only be called unique.

Bottoms up!

PS José Cuervo Margaritas contains José Cuervo Gold Tequila, natural triple sec and lime-flavoured spirit. Heaven help me!

PPS Epic Brother and I have thoroughly enjoyed the Margaritas. Thank you José Cuervo and Merry Christmas!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. razzbuffnik says:

    Margarita Pracatan was sooo bad, on so many levels and what made things really bizzare was I’m pretty sure she thought she was talented and hot!


  2. epicurienne says:

    Tell me about it. I think my brother and I used to watch Clive James mostly so we could watch Margarita Pracatan at the end – she had us in stitches as we tried to sing as badly as she did, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Helloooooooo ees eet meee you lockin fwoooooorrrrrrrr (rolled rs)


  3. w1kkp says:

    Epic, I have never seen Margarita before! Charo had a good voice compared to this one! But, Clive James I had heard interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on CBC’s podcast, “Writers & Company” and he was so appealing, entertaining, and wise in a uniquely melancholy way. She only archives a month’s worth of broadcasts so I don’t think it is up there anymore.


  4. S. Le says:

    Happy New Year!


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