The Best Margarita in Annapolis

The Margarita is a drink that many enjoy. It is super refreshing on a hot day, perfectly compliments many delicious dishes, and it is not just for Cinco de Mayo anymore. Whether you like it best frozen, on the rocks, or straight up, in its purest form it is a simple, yet tasty cocktail, perfect for any occasion.

There is much speculation about who and where the first Margarita was mixed up. Over the years, many have claimed to be the inventor of the ever popular drink. But it seems the tale most told is that it was concocted by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, who developed the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, around 1938.

As the legend goes, Herrera created the cocktail for one of his customers, an aspiring actress named Marjorie King, who was allergic to all hard alcohol, except tequila. To make the liquor more palatable to his fussy client, he combined the elements of a traditional tequila shot—a lick of salt and a wedge of lime—and turned them into a refreshing drink.

Like your margarita served like a slushie? You may be interested to know that the origin of the machine that helped simplify the making of one of the premade frozen margaritas is well documented. It was invented in 1971, by Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez. In 2005, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History acquired the world’s first frozen margarita machine. So now, should you choose, you can even take a “field trip” to pay homage to your favorite libation.

Throughout the years, mixologists have gotten creative, adding fruit puree or fruity liqueurs. Purists will argue that a true margarita needs only a few main ingredients: lime juice, triple sec, and tequila, with a bit of salt on the rim.

Thirsty for a great margarita? There is no other who makes a tastier version than The Mexican Cafe. We have the reputation of the “Best Margarita in Annapolis.” Our Margarita Monday is the perfect opportunity to try for yourself: all of our regular margaritas are half priced all day Mondays!