When the woman asked Don Lorenzo the name of the drink, he replied “it’s is named after you, Margarita”, and the rest is history.
However, the most widespread reading is that the famous cocktail received its name from the dancer Margarita Carmen Cansino, who inspired a waiter in the room where she made her famous show every night.
Margarita Carmen Cansino is Rita Hayworth’s real name.
Who I am
Hello my loves, I’m Margarita … Margarita Carmen Cansino … although maybe you will know me better as Rita Hayworth… – La RITA – … that sexy and a little rogue actress, yes, the hottie (I think it is now called that way) I have come to enjoy with you here, in Madrid, on the shores of Gran Vía.
I have been wandering the world more years than you can imagine. I have seen cities, neighborhoods and dreamy enclaves but since I arrived in Chueca, this goddess of love was captivated. It has everything I look for in life…shopping, theaters, drinks, culture and excellent cuisine but above all … it has plenty of glamour and that is something that drives me crazy … its people, its streets, its squares, its businesses, its smells … what my heart feels here is something I haven’t experienced anywhere else.
I am sophisticated but not posh, scoundrel and quarrelsome, I love the night, the drinks and the “bon vivant”. Cooking is a way of saying I love you … and nothing is better than starting an afternoon with a good meal and then going to the theater or starting an elegant dinner with a margarita in an informal atmosphere prior to a crazy night of fun, drinks and what may arise.
My loves, I have joined with a group of enthusiastic professionals who like to party, with a long and extensive experience that I will not tell you to not bored you, we have put at your disposal a fun but very rich menu… like me-we accept suggestions ehh…this is for all the gods-where there is a place for every appetite. I love good meat but I have friends who only eat fruits and vegetables so we have made proposals for them too, many of my “boyfriends” say they like to eat big so I invite them to eat the ribs and when they see them arrive … They are amazed.
In my time this did not happen but now everyone buys in large huge stores on the roads but we try to buy from the neighborly ones, the lifelong, favoring proximity trade and KM 0. I think it is said … we buy from the grocery store that we have next door, the fruit carriers of Madrid who look after their orchards with care and affection and have them nearby although we do not stop buying good fruits and vegetables to the murciana and almeriense gardens. For meat, we have reached an agreement with a farmer next door, from Ávila and he brings us a very tender exquisite meat – hmmm what a great rack of ribs – and what to say about fish, if they say that Madrid has the best fishing post… is true, I have told them that I would not buy small fishes or fishes catalogued as endangered or protected…over my dead body…before I died.
Love the night,
and the “bon vivant”
Calle de las Infantas, 29.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. uninterrupted.
Sundays from 11:00 to 14:00 (brunch) and from 14:00 to 16:00 (lunch).
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