Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant and ROSANGEL™ Tequila Break Guinness World Record® for the 'World's Largest Pink Margarita'

Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Southern Nevada Affiliate


Oct 16, 2010, 07:00 ET from ROSANGEL Tequila

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant and ROSANGEL Tequila broke the Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Pink Margarita" today.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, ROSANGEL, the world's premier hibiscus-infused tequila, gave the margarita a pink hue.  A portion of the event's proceeds benefitted Susan G. Komen for the Cure® of Southern Nevada.

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Ricardo's and ROSANGEL's new Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Pink Margarita" was certified at 7,627 gallons, surpassing the previous record of 7,039 gallons.  To break this record Ricardo's used a 14 ft. tall 10 ft. wide tank, 4,600 liters of ROSANGEL Tequila (1,215 gallons), 5,000 gallons of spring water, 750 quarts of Kelly Y Gonzalez lime juice, 750 gallons of La Paz Sweet and Sour, 1,500 liters of triple sec (396 gallons), and 20 pounds of salt.  This record-breaking libation will make a total of 81,355 -12 oz. pink infused margaritas.

"There is nothing more rewarding than being able to involve one's profession with charity.  We are truly grateful to have the ability to give back and have people really enjoy themselves.  It's a mega-feat for a mega-cause," said Scott Schiller, brand manager for ROSANGEL."

"We are beyond excited to break the Guinness World Record for the 'World's Largest Pink Margarita'," said Ricardo's owner, Bob Ansara. "After over a year of planning this event it is exhilarating to make history and complete this project.  We are so grateful to celebrate 30 years of business and could not think of a better way to celebrate with our community."

"Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada is so grateful for the generosity of Bob Ansara.  Eighteen months ago, he had this grand vision and never once lost sight of the tremendous charitable aspect of this event.  We are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of such benevolence and are truly touched by the friendships we've made," said Stephanie Kirby, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada.


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About Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant

Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant is a family owned and operated company established in 1979 and serves authentic and creative Mexican cuisine. Ricardo's has been a Las Vegas favorite since it opened and currently operates at 4930 W. Flamingo Rd., at Flamingo and Decatur in the Renaissance Center West. Open seven days a week, Ricardo's hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. with late night gaming cantina hours in addition to lunch and dinner. Banquet facilities for private parties and catering also available. For more information, contact Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant at (702) 227-9100 or visit www.RicardosofLasVegas.com.


ROSANGEL™ from the House of Gran Centenario is made by finishing 10 month old Gran Centenario Reposado for an additional two months in Port barrels. Hand-picked hibiscus flowers are also added to mellow with the tequila in the Port barrels.   ROSANGEL™ yields a complex nose with ripe fruit and floral notes, plus hints of vanilla. The palate holds flavors of dried fruits, which leads to a smooth and gentle finish. For more information about ROSANGEL™ please visit www.rosangel.com.

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