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One of the most glamorous spots in all of America ... the San Antonio Riverwalk.
I heard about Mr. Blair hitting the bottle but what mixup did he make? I must have missed that.
I like your idea that Gin and Tonic could be the national drink of England. In my mind the though of a G&T conjures up the idea of sitting outside on a sunny day in the shade of a large tree, perhaps watching a village cricket match.
I always have considered that a Bloody Mary, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_England , was the national drink or cocktail for England, but from the above link, tinyurl.com/BloodyMary001 it appears that the Bloody Mary was first concocted here in the States.
In a recent BBC article, www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11289329 , it is reported that Tony Blair perhaps enjoyed one too many Gin and Tonics in regards to his mixup concerning the Queen's quote concerning Winston Churchill.
Maybe what you might do is to go over to the Francis Hotel, off Queen Square, (www.gigapan.org/viewConversation.php?id=40892) and ask the bartender what he or she believes to be the nation drink of England ... if it is Gin and Tonic, I am sure that General Charles George Gordon's name is involved: tinyurl.com/Gordon001 and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_George_Gordon
Thanks for the clarification. I am not unfamilar with margaritas, only the abbreviation to 'rita'. Once I went into a marvellous Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam and ordered some chile and a jug of rita which was much larger than I expected - it was probably for four people. The chile was excellent but too hot for me and I quaffed the rita like water. Man, was I drunk :-)
I don't think there is a national drink in England. It's not like Scotland where the country has a drink which it is celebrated for. What is most drunk here is (I guess) bitter or lager. Whilst bitter is a very English drink I have never heard of it being described as 'the national drink'. It could be because although people seem to drink it with great relish, they all secretly admit that it is horrible.
Since you are unfamiliar with the national drink of Texas, the Margarita, you need to read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita Close to where I live, there is a Mexican restaurant that has become very famous for their Margaritas and will even serve the drink in a fishbowl ... this is much too large for me; however, regardless of the size or volume, a well made Margarita can be remembered for the rest of one's life.
England must have a national drink as well ... perhaps, it is the so-called Bloody Mary?: tinyurl.com/BloodyMary001
What is a "Ritas" or "Rita's"?
The glamor and excitement of the Riverwalk, not to mention the Rita's, must bring in millions and millions of dollars a year in tourist dollars to San Antonio.
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