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The Margarita

Tasting away in Margaritaville.
By Jack Bettridge | From CBS Sunday Morning, May/June 2020
The Margarita
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Every year on Cinco de Mayo (May 5 in gringo speak) revelers seek to show their solidarity with the cause of Mexican independence (the holiday celebrates an 1862 victory over the invading French) through drink. An obvious option is the Margarita, a cocktail that melds the preeminent south-of-the-border spirit, Tequila, with the charms of tart lime juice and sultry orange liqueur.  Once you’ve landed in Margaritaville, another choice awaits: frozen or straight-up. Jimmy Buffet devotees will instantly recognize it as a blender drink with chipped ice (“that frozen concoction that helps me hang on”). Cocktail purists tend to fall on the side of shaking the drink with …
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