Forget Beer: Obama Slams Margaritas


In case you feel you don’t know enough about what the president and first lady are eating and drinking (or reading, for that matter), here’s more:

First, the country was glued to the fuzzy images of President Obama knocking back a beer with a couple of guys. Now, we’re abuzz with news that he drank margaritas for his birthday with his half-sister in Arizona. And not just any margaritas: Tres Generaciones margaritas made with Presidente (of course) Brandy. The PR agency representing Tres Generaciones was quick to react, sending out the “exact recipe!” the prez was served.

“You don’t need to be the most powerful man in the United States to enjoy our tequila,” Tres Generaciones brand ambassador Jaime Rodriguez said in a statement.

Indeed. According to The Beverage Analyst, Obama is not alone: margaritas are the most ordered cocktails on the planet.

Macayo’s Restaurant’s Tres Margarita
3 parts fresh lemon sour
1/2 part Triple Sec
1 1/2 fresh squeezed limes
1 part Presidente Brandy
1 1/2 parts Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a salt-rimmed margarita glass filled with ice, and garnish with a fresh lime wheel.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 20, 2009


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