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Happy National Margarita Day!

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Celebrate with a margarita!

This year, start the weekend early on Thursday, February 22, 2024 when National Margarita Day marks the day when everyone's favorite cocktail gets star billing at bars, restaurant chains, and at-home celebrations!

Grab some tequila, add some salt, lime, cointreau or triple sec -- and you have all the ingredients for a fantasy island getaway in February ....

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How to celebrate National Margarita Day? Invite friends over and show off your bartending skills with a fresh batch of homemade margaritas (check out the easy recipe, below) accompanied by homemade tacos or even easier salsa and chips,

Or, invite them out to your favorite Mexican restaurant! Watch this year for special deals from Chili's and other national chains offering specially prices margaritas. On the East Coast, check out popular chains like Rosa Mexicano, as well as local bars and restaurants everywhere joining in the fun.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates on the latest deals celebrating National Margarita Day 2024.

also see in Holidays -> National Taco Day | Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Day fun facts

The margarita has been around at least since the 1930s, and since then the classic margarita recipe has evolved into a cocktail custom made for every taste.

Some of the more famous legends about the origins of the margarita began in 1934 in Mexico City when a bartender named Willie claimed to be in the inventor. That story was later countered by Carlos "Danny" Herrera who boasted that HE developed the drink at his restaurant in Tijuana in 1938.

But it wasn't until 1948 that the margarita went "viral" after Dallas socialite Margarita Sames introduced the drink in 1948 for her surprised party guests, one of whom -- Tommy Hilton -- later added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels.

Fast-forward to the late 20th century when singer Jimmy Buffet made the margarita popular with a new generation of Americans with his mega-hit "Margaritaville", an ode to the famous cocktail.

Today, skilled bartenders worth their salt boast a unique spin on the recipe that has resulted in popular variations such as the classic frozen margarita, the strawberry margarita, the mango margarita, and even the grapefruit margarita!

How to make a classic margarita

The recipe for a basic margarita is simplicity itself. Just add tequila, cointreau or triple sec, and ice. Rim the cocktail glass with salt, and add a slice of lime for garnish. Of course, variations on the theme are endless, including mixing the ingredients with crushed ice in a blender for a frothy frozen margarita.

No matter what your taste, there's a margarita waiting for you that hits just the right notes of sweet, salt and citrus:



Lime wedge

1 oz. tequila

1 oz. lime juice

1 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau


1. Place salt in a shallow saucer. Rub rim of a cocktail glass with lime wedge and dip glass into salt to coat rim.

2. Half fill cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, lime juice and Triple Sec. Shake vigorously.

Strain into margarita glass and garnish with lime wedge.

Helpful Hints:

For a blue margarita, substitute Triple Sec with Blue Curacao. For an orange margarita, substitute Triple Sec with Grand Marnier, and replace the lime juice with orange juice.

For a frozen margarita, all ingredients are placed in a blender with ice and mixed until frothy.

More about National Margarita Day around the Web:

National Margarita Day - Get the scoop at PunchBowl for a brief history of the margarita, along with a free e-card to send in honor of the occasion.


also see -> National Cheesecake Day | National Ice Cream Day

National Pie Day | National Pretzel Day


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