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Say hi to our top picks for World Margarita Day 2021.
Icy, refreshing, and just about the perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour, the margarita seems to suit just about any type of alcohol-inclined tastebud—which is probably why its in the Top 5 of the most popular cocktails around the world, and is the most popular tequila-based cocktail worldwide.
This World Margarita Day, we gathered our favorite margaritas in various Ayala Malls, coupled with facts you might not know about everyone's favorite cocktail. Pick your favorite among the list and grab a glass or two at your chosen joint this February 22!
Fact 1: The year 1971 gave birth to the first frozen margarita, made out of a soft-serve ice cream machine.
However, some claim that the frozen margarita's official year of invention was 1947, when margarita ingredients were put into a blender with ice.
Visit Agave Mexican Cantina at Ayala Malls Feliz and Bonifacio High Street.
Fact 2: Salt is essential to the margarita experience.
More than just a textured garnish, the salt around the rim of a margarita glass offers just the right amount of contrast to the sweet and bitter tastes, highlighting its flavors.
Visit Chili's at Alabang Town Center and Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
Fact 3: 30 percent of margaritas sold in the United States are flavored.
A wide variety of fruits can be mixed into margaritas, making it delicious to all kids of cocktail drinkers. This might also be the reason why margaritas are said to be the most popular mixed drink in America.
Visit Chino MNL at One Bonifacio High Street.
Fact 4: There are at least five origin stories for the margarita.
According to one famous version, the cocktail was invented by bartender Danny Herrera in California, who made the drink because a patron was allergic to many alcoholic beverages except tequila. The said patron was dancer Marjorie King, whose name translates to Margarita in Spanish.
Visit Bloom Cafe + Bar at Greenbelt 2.
Fact 5: The most expensive margarita costs USD1,200.
A Manhattan bar commands the highest price for a margarita, and for good reason: the ice used is made of champagne, the cocktail comes in a designer glass you can take home, each bottle of the tequila used costs USD 1,800, and half of the earnings go to charity!
Visit 205 BGC at High Street Central.
Fact 6: A standard tequila is said to be 50 percent tequila, 29 percent Cointreau, and 21 percent lime juice.
This the standard recipe set by the International Bartender's Association.
Visit TGI Fridays at Ayala Malls Solenad.
As you celebrate World Margarita Day this February 22, always remember: drink responsibly and observe proper pandemic safety precautions, everyone!