Largest Margarita: Nick Nicora breaks world record (PICS & VIDEO) Sacramento, CA, USA -- A 10500 gallon cocktail of Calarita Margarita was made at the 2012 California State Fair by Nick Nicora of Ovations Food Services who set the new world record for the Largest Calarita Margarita Cocktail,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Largest Calarita Margarita Cocktail.
The Guinness world record for the largest margarita had a volume of 32,176 litres (7,077.73 gal, 8,500 US gal) and was achieved by Margaritaville (USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest glass of beer; it contained 1,499 litres (329.74 gal, 396 US gal) of Guinness and was prepared at The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub in Tustin, California, USA.
The Calarita was completed after many hours of filling with the following ingredients:
2,100 gallons of Jose Cuervo tequila
4 gallons of Cointreau
2,800 gallons of Margarita mix
75 40-pound bags of ice
5,190 gallons of water
50 gallons of lime juice
According to California State Fair officials, "On hand Friday to witness the world record was Ricardo Hussong, an old friend of Nicora's and third-generation owner of Hussongs Cantina in Ensenada, Baja California.
The Calarita Margarita crew consisted of more than 20 volunteers who poured Nicora's 10,500 gallon cocktail into a 25-foot tall, 20 horse power blender made by Westec Tank and Equipment Co. in Sonoma County.
"Legend has it that a Hussongs bartender created the first Margarita in October 1941, for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German ambassador to Mexico." Nicora super-sized the Hussongs recipe for the record-setting Calarita.
"Ovations' partners for the world record attempt were Brett Enright of Juicy's catering services, Jose Cuervo tequila and Joe Belli of Westec Tank and Equipment Co., which built the enormous Chardonnay tank outfitted with five chill sleeves and a spigot."
The World's Largest Margarita will be served at the California State Fair, Cal Expo in Sacramento in souvenir cups and shakers until July 31, 2012.
Anyone 21 and older can purchase a filled 16-ounce souvenir cup for $10 or a filled 16-ounce souvenir shaker for $15. Drinks are $5 each during Calarita Happy Hour, which is 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.