The Margarita is an alcoholic beverage originating from Mexico. Like many popular beverages the cocktail favorite has several origin stories. One story maintains that In 1948 Margarita Sames created the drink in Acapulco, Mexico using her two favorite spirits: Cointreau and tequila. Another popular myth states that restaurant owner Danny Herrera, of the Rancho La Gloria near Tijuana, Mexico, mixed and named this cocktail for the allergy-ridden American actress Marjorie King. King was reportedly allergic to every spirit except tequila and Margarita is Spanish for Marjorie.