DID U KNOW…There are 2 popular versions on how the Margarita was created. The most popular dates back to October 1941, when bartender Don Carlos Orozco reportedly mixed up the drink for Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German ambassador who wandered into Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico. Henkel lived near the city, and since she was the first person to sample—approve of—the drink, Orozco named it after her.

The 2nd version is  Tijuana restaurant owner Carlos “Danny” Herrera created the Margarita in the late 1930s for an aspiring actress named Marjorie King. Apparently, his beautiful patron was allergic to all hard liquor, aside from tequila, which she found had too harsh a taste. Combining tequila, lime juice and Cointreau or Triple Sec into a salt-rimmed glass, Herrera was able to offer the young lady a refreshing beverage that would go on to become one of the most beloved party drinks of all time.