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Disney — By Jenni Ingersoll on February 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Filed under: Downtown-Disney, Epcot, Mexico Pavilion, Walt Disney World Resort

Grab the Salt and Limes, It’s Margarita Day

According to NPR and numerous other news sources, today marks a national holiday.  While it is George Washington’s Birthday, the holiday I am referring to is National Margarita Day.

Margaritas have an uncertain origin with many stories touting the “first” cocktail made from Tequila and lime juice.  The stories all have several elements in common, all were created by a bartender in Mexico for a woman named Margarita.

The Mexico Pavilion at Epcot (map) would serve as an excellent location to celebrate as guests of all ages can savor the life, history and landmarks that make Mexico a grand tourist destination.

  • Guests can enter a pyramid modeled after the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl (map) to view artifacts from various periods of Mexican history
  • Join the Three Caballeros for a relaxing boat ride through a shady lagoon on The Gran Fiesta Tour as you follow Donald on his tour down El Rio del Tiempo to catch sites of Mexico’s famous cities, beaches and resorts and if you see animated characters imprinted on live objects, don’t worry, it’s not the margaritas
  • A bustling marketplace full of music and dining spots is the perfect gathering place for guests including the warm and welcoming San Angel Inn, serving authentic Mexican dishes in a hacienda like setting of Old Mexico.  Though currently closed for refurbishments until fall 2010, the quick meal spot La Cantina De San Angel serves nachos, churros and frozen Margaritas.
  • La Cava del Tequila, as mentioned in a previous post, shares the heritage and history of tequila making.  Serving over 70 varieties of authentic tequila and a wide variety of exotic blended beverages and margaritas made from tropical fruits, can you imagine a more perfect spot to be on National Margarita Day?
  • Mariache Cobre will provide the perfect entertainment for this Mexican tour as this 12 piece mariache band plays music daily

Don’t have time for a tour of Mexico?  How about a quick stopover at Paradiso 37.  Located in Downtown Disney,() this restaurant features the flavors of  the popular street foods of North, Central and South America, and is a lively spot that includes a “tequila tower” and a selection of signature frozen margaritas.

No one is really sure how or where this holiday got its start, but any holiday involving Margaritas on a gray February day is okay by me.  If you see this a little late in the day, have no fear, as National Tortilla  Day, I kid you not, is February 24!

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