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A Tale of 2 Sangrias

A Tale of 2 Sangrias 

What do you do when you have company coming over and you didn’t plan ahead for a cocktail? You just wing it and use what you have on hand. Which is basically the story of my life!  I look in the beer fridge to check out the inventory. What! You don’t have a beer fridge? Oh well we’re rednecks, what can i say!  So in the beer fridge, besides beer, I have a little bit of a lot of random liquors, juice, sodas, and a box of white wine. Yes, I said a box. You can go ahead and make fun now. Okay, okay, shut it!  I do keep an assortment of bottled wines on hand, but they really make some nice box wines now. And for summertime since I’m a redneck, boxed wine works great in the beer fridge!  So, now the wheels are turning, and turning, and bam! It hits me! White sangria!

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The Easiest Margarita On The Rocks

The Easiest Margarita On The Rocks

Margaritas are my favorite cocktail. I’ve had margaritas in Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Hawaii, and at least 10 states in the lower 48.  Although I prefer a “margarita on the rocks”,  the truth is, I have never met a margarita that I didn’t like!

The origin of the invention of “the first Margarita” is unclear. The claims run the gammet from a restaurant owner near Tijuana Mexico who claims to have created this cocktail in 1938 for a customer who was allergic to many spirits but not tequila, to a bartender at Tommy’s Place Bar near Juarez who mixed the cocktail on July 4th, 1942. He later left bar tending in Mexico and became a US citizen with a 25 year career as a milkman!  Of course there are many more “invention” stories from the late 40’s but all of those claims come after Jose Cuervo began running an ad campaign in 1945 with the slogan ” Margarita: It’s more than a girls name”. Yes, yes it is!  Well, whoever invented the Margarita has my unending gratitude!

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