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Frozen margarita machine, invented in Dallas 40 years ago, shook up Tex-Mex history

WASHINGTON — He may not have created the first margarita, but Mariano Martinez transformed the drink from a border cantina concoction to the nation’s most popular alcoholic beverage with his invention in Dallas of the frozen margarita machine.

Forty years later, Martinez’s invention has increased the U.S. demand for tequila and contributed to the widespread popularity of Tex-Mex cuisine. Read more…