Kachina Southwestern Grill, Denver, CO
With National Margarita Day Coming up in February, we think it is appropriate to celebrate the history and four specialty margaritas Kachina has to offer!
Did you know that according to Theplate.Nationalgeographic.com; nobody knows who invented the margarita, It is a mystery cocktail! However there are some stories that speculate where it came from! One story goes that the drink was first concocted by Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera in 1938 for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. King was allergic to all forms of alcohol except tequila, but didn’t like to drink the stuff straight. Herrera supposedly solve the problem by adding salt and lime and creating the world’s first margarita.
Another claims that it was the brainchild of Texas socialite Margaret (a.k.a. Margarita) Sames, who first mixed one up at a house party in Acapulco in 1948. Or it may have been named for actress Rita Hayworth, who was offered one by an admiring bartender during a theater gig in Tijuana in the 1940s. (Hayworth’s real name was Margarita Cansino.) Or it was first served up in Galveston, Texas, to singer Peggy Lee. (Her real name was Norma Egstrom. Peggy, however, is a traditional nickname for Margaret, hence Margarita.)
Whatever the real story may be, don’t forget to stop over to Kachina Denver and celebrate with us! We have four pretty delicious margarita’s if we do say so ourselves.
A STRAWBERRY WALKS INTO A BAR…$12
olmeca altos blanco, aperol, lime, strawberry syrup, cilantro, black salt
del maguey mezcal, lime, celery juice, mirepoix syrup, absinthe mist
sauza blanco, lime, agave nectar, kosher salt
cazadores reposado, pineapple, lime, green chartreuse, ginger syrup, scorpion tincture