Summer’s out, the margaritas are out and so is this #TitaOfManila who is ready to party!
When it comes to margaritas, I want mine frozen. I enjoy drinking it really cold while working my way around the rim, slowly taking in the salt with every sip of the cocktail. But I can also go for the classic one.
But do you know my preferred triple sec is when it comes to margaritas? Cointreau.
Cointreau’s sweet yet tangy flavor with a nice orange scent, for me, is the best triple sec (orange liqueur). It truly makes for one authentic margarita.
Speaking of Margaritas… did you know that Margarita and Cointreau have been inseparable since the creation of this cocktail in 1948?
Just like what Margaret Sames, a wealthy American socialite said, “A margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt.”
Margaret Sames, known for hosting famously lavish parties with extravagant twists, created a whole new cocktail for one of her soirées by mixing two of her favorite spirits: tequila and Cointreau.
That was exactly 70 years ago.
And so, yesterday at the The Island in BGC, Cointreau, in partnership with Jose Cuervo Tradicional, brought wonderful people together to celebrate the 70th birth anniversary of the Margarita.
The Acapulco Island themed venue had overflowing classic and frozen margaritas and offered a vibe that seemingly transported guests to Acapulco, Mexico, paying homage to the famous party where the classic cocktail was born.
Guests were treated to fun activities, live DJ music, food and other surprises, depicting the famous Acapulco soirees hosted by Margaret Sames.
‘Twas undoubtedly an unforgettable afternoon — unless some of the guests had one too many margaritas and were already too tipsy to remember. Hehehe.
Indeed, Margarita does love Cointreau. And I am sure you would agree when I say that a real Margarita is the perfect cocktail drink for any kind of affair or get-together.
So, raise a glass and join me in greeting the Margarita a very happy 70th birthday. Cheers!