Here’s a quick riddle, appropriate for the fast approaching Cinco de Mayo celebration at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
What do former Zeigfield dancer Marjorie King, ambassador’s daughter Margarita Henkel and Dallas socialite Margarita Sames have in common?
Never heard of them you say? Yet, you may regularly imbibe their namesake every time you have a Margarita.
Yep, all three are said to be the inspiration for the tequila cocktail the Margarita at various times and at various Mexican bars in the late 30s and early 40s.
Even singer Peggy Lee (Peggy being a nickname for Margaret) can stake her claim to one of the many origin stories—this time in Galveston, Texas—that surround this cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice.
And who’s to say who’s right or wrong and which Margarita started it all?
What we do know, is that there’s no better celebration of the Margarita than at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar, where the Savor Borgata Series will offer up Margarita Madness at 4pm Saturday, May 2. For $39, the event features Casamigos Tequila at Borgata’s rock n’ roll Tequila bar where you can mix and mingle while sipping on Margaritas and noshing on small bites.
Remember, Gypsy Bar is a full-service Tequila bar with an extensive menu of tequilas and Margaritas.
Casamigos Tequila comes from longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman and has been one of the freshest and most embraced new tequilas released in recent years. As the three describe it, tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born.
Casamigos, however, is more than a celebrity endorsed tequila (it’s Oprah’s favorite) as it was created with the help of a master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico over several years. It was never intended to be released to the public and was served exclusively in the three friends’ homes in Mexico before finally being released to the public.
The rest is history, as they say. And as we saw before, tequila history can be elusive.
So whoever you want to toast, from George Clooney to Peggy Lee. Margarita Madness at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar is the perfect setting.
Happy Cinco de Mayo.
Tickets for Margarita Madness are $39 and available here.