One of the perks of this blog has been the wonderful brands that have contacted me and asked me to try their product. And today is National Tequilla day. So, this time I get to sample Casa Noble Tequilla. We love margaritas or should I say my wife loves margaritas and I love the margaritas she makes. Margaritas are such fun and one of the most festive of all drinks. Know that the quality of a margarita is totally about the tequilla. You can have a margarita but when you use good ingredients, there is nothing better.
As I often wonder about food, where did it originate. I did some research and I found on the Smithosian website, some potential stories of its origin.
“One of the most prevalent stories is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera developed the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, around 1938. As the legend goes, Herrera dreamed up the cocktail for one of his customers, an aspiring actress named Marjorie King who was allergic to all hard alcohol other than tequila. To make the liquor more palatable to his fussy client, he combined the elements of a traditional tequila shot—a lick of salt and a wedge of lime—and turned them into a refreshing drink.
Another top contender for the inventor title is Margarita Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite who claimed she whipped up the drink for friends at her Acapulco vacation home in 1948. Among her well-connected guests was Tommy Hilton, who eventually added the drink to the bar menu at his hotel chain.”
But what exactly is tequilla? It is distilled from the Blue Agave Plant mostly found in the area of Tequilla which is in northwest of Guadlajara, Mexico.
The margarita, in its classic form— is tequila, lime juice and Cointreau or Triple Sec, served in a glass with a salted rim—it is a perfect combination of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. I through a little twist by adding honey and used Casa Noble Tequilla.
- 1 shot of Casa Noble Tequilla
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1/2 shot Grand Marier
- 1 tsp honey
Fill a high ball glass with as much ice as fits. Next, pour in the tequilla, lime juice and grand marnier. Mix well and top with the honey.
Serve and enjoy!