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Texans Love Margaritas More Than Any Other State: is That Any Surprise?

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Who loves margaritas more than Texans? No one, according to data pulled from Twitter. Whether it’s hot outside or simply hot in your mouth, nothing tastes better than the salty, sweet lime treat! The Lone Star State ranked first place lover of margaritas, in geotagged info consolidated by Fresh Mechanism, a content marketing company. The results were announced after review of over 100,000 margarita-related tweets and hashtags. After Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas are big fans too!

Texans Love Margaritas More Than Any Other State: is That Any Surprise?

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Although the origins of this beloved beverage are not recorded in history, a popular story involves a persnickety guest in late 1930s Tijuana, and a proclaimed allergy to all alcohol except tequila. Legend states Carlos “Danny” Herrera of Rancho La Gloria saved the day by morphing the standard tequila shot with salt and lime into a cool drink for a lady to sip. Another version is set in Acapulco, featuring a hostess with the name of Margarita. Whichever story you ascribe to, the important thing is margaritas are loved all over the United States and the world; more than a few devotees have created their own little Margaritaville at home.

Texans Love Margaritas More Than Any Other State: is That Any Surprise?

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Drinking margaritas in restaurants is very popular. If you already have a favorite spot to dive into a salted rim but want to try something new at home, consider a Fizzy Mezcal Margarita, which mixes mezcal and orange zest, or a Cajun Margarita: a cultural blend with plenty of ways to reach spicy nirvana! Texans hold the margarita love affair record city-wise also; the top ten U.S. cities with the same affliction for the adult beverage included Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. Want to gather with others to enjoy new takes with this classic via local festivals? In 2020, try out the Austin Margarita Festival on April 4, the Fort Worth Margarita Festival on April 25, and the Houston Margarita Festival on May 15. Salud!