Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant and Rosangel Tequila broke the Guinness World Record for “World’s Largest Pink Margarita” Saturday. 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 benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada.

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,” says Scott Schiller, brand manager for Rosangel. “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.”

“We are beyond excited to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Pink Margarita’,” Bob Ansara, Ricardo’s owner, says. “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,” says Stephanie Kirby, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada. “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.”

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