If there are two things that I love in the world, they're burlesque queen Dita Von Teese and a nice, stiff Margarita. The kind folks at Cointreau bring it all together for me post-Cinco de Mayo with the first of three viral webisodes, featuring Dita herself as socialite Margarita Sames, said to be the namesake of the legendary cocktail.
According to lore, it was at one of Sames’ famed parties at her Cliffside hacienda in Acapulco that she began experimenting with “the drink” that would later be named in her honor. Looking for something refreshing to combat the humid afternoon, she mixed top-shelf tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail was so delicious and intoxicating, that it kept the party going for two full weeks! Not long after Margarita’s legendary soiree, the Margarita caught fire across the globe and is known today as the most popular cocktail in the United States, and the undisputed official drink of the summer.
If you've never had a Margarita with Cointreau, a delicious orange liqueur, you are truly missing out. Check out the initial webisode below and for cocktails and more, visit www.cointreau.com or the brand on Facebook.