Who doesn't like a good Margarita? Especially when it's bottomless! But the Margarita was an accidental creation.
The story goes back to the days when the Grahams - James Graham, owner and editor of the Moville, Iowa, Mail, and his wife headed to Southern California for an excursion. While driving around, they decided to stop by at Tijuana, Mexico where they found themselves yearning for some alcohol to enjoy themselves with.
During prohibition, Tijuana had about 150 bars that had come down to just nine or ten in the post-prohibition era. An Irish gentleman by the name of Madden ran one of these and the Grahams decided to head there. The couple had heard from hearsay about Madden’s drink-mixing skills and his claim to fame as the creator of the “Tequila Daisy”.
Soon after, Graham wrote in the lengthy report of his trip published in his newspaper that he was curious to find out more about the drink from Mr Madden. By then, through his interactions with Mr Madden, Graham was able to find out that the drink had been created out of mistake when in mixing the drink, a wrong bottle was grabbed and added and the customer, was, in fact, so amused that he’d asked for another round and news about it had spread rampantly.
Amidst all of this, the word for daisy in Spanish is a margarita, and the Margarita has a strange history amongst the many few popular cocktails. Graham, in his report, did not reveal what contained in Madden’s daisy or even admitted to really trying one. But the standard Brandy Daisy from the pre-Prohibition era, when accidentally made with Tequila instead of brandy is, you could consider being, what makes Margarita’s origins somewhat clear, maybe?