Peggy Lee


Did Peggy Lee Really Inspire the Margarita?


Whether a blessing or a curse, fame – measured today by the number of social-media followers a celebrity has – can bring its privileged recipients vast wealth, power and influence. But there are other, smaller and more obscure benefits for those whose lives and careers are touched by stardom. Some famous people have been honoured by having their names associated with fossils (Johnny Depp), airports (John Lennon), crabs (Michael Jackson and David Hasselhoff), dinosaurs (Mark Knopfler) and ferns (Lady Gaga). And no shortage of stars have had drinks named after them – arguably none of which are as iconic as the margarita, which, legend has it, was named after Peggy Lee.

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