Vegas looking to haul in margarita record

Ricardo's will attempt to break the Gunniess World Record for the largest margarita by mixing 7,500 gallons of margaritas.

Ricardo's will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest margarita by mixing 7,500 gallons of maragaritas.

We do things big in Vegas. Big parties, big hotels, big casinos…you get the idea.

Since big seems to be en vogue in Vegas it’s only fitting that the record for the World’s Largest Margarita should be eclipsed in Sin City.

Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 7,039 gallons, set by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Orlando, by mixing together 7,500 gallons of agave goodness.

The attempt will take place at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Ricardo’s location on 4930 W. Flamingo Rd., just west of the Rio.

But unlike past attempts, Ricardo’s is putting a charity spin on this record. A portion of the proceeds for the event will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there is no bigger breast cancer foundation out there.

Furthering the charitable theme, the margarita will be blended with Rosangel Tequila, which has a pink pigmentation to it, the official color of breast cancer awareness. The end product will remain pink and will be sold all weekend long.

To mix the large supply of margaritas, Ricardo’s has brought in a giant drum that had to be delivered on a flat-bed, big-rig truck. The 7,500 gallons of margarita equals about 60,000 12-ounce drinks so there will be plenty to go around. And if you need something to wash the margaritas down with, we suggest taking part in the taco eating contest on Saturday.


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  1. Weston Clark at 1:05 pm

    I want to eat tacos and drink pink margaritas. ….who wouldnt? I will be at this event with my appetite ready to go for the taco eating contest.