By Morgan Hines | USA TODAY – – Photo:

Photo: Freshly made strawberry margaritas are ready to be served.

Most of the origin stories that have been passed around take place in Mexico between the 1930s and 1940s, according to Marie Sarita Gaytán, author of “¡Tequila!: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico”. Typically, the plot involves a man, usually a bartender, who makes a new drink for a woman. Sometimes, the woman is American; sometimes, she is Mexican, Gaytán added.

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