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National Margarita Day

Get ready to raise your glasses and celebrate National Margarita Day - it's time to break out the tequila, limes, and salt and make some delicious drinks!
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February 22
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Get ready to raise your glass and cheers to National Margarita Day on February 22! This day is all about celebrating the beloved margarita, which is believed to have first been created in 1938 by a bartender at a Tijuana restaurant. The classic combination of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur has become an iconic drink that's enjoyed all over the world.

History of National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1938</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Margarita's Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Carlos "Danny" Herrera created the first margarita in Tijuana, Mexico for a customer allergic to all spirits except tequila.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tequila Brand Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Popular tequila brand Jose Cuervo launches a campaign capitalizing on the margarita, with the slogan "Margarita: It's more than a girl's name."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Frozen Margarita Machine Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez invents the first frozen margarita machine, revolutionizing the cocktail's production and popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Margaritas in Space?</div><div class='timeline-text'>From the shuttle STS-8, astronauts send down a humorous personal message, “We only go around two times, and then deploy a simulated Margarita before landing.”</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Margarita Named Nation's Favorite</div><div class='timeline-text'>A Nielsen survey revealed margaritas as the most popular cocktail in the U.S., solidifying its cultural significance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Margarita Day Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Although the exact origin is uncertain, National Margarita Day begins to be celebrated annually on February 22nd.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Margarita Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own margarita</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up your favorite margarita recipe and toast to National Margarita Day. Get creative and try out different flavors or add a twist with fresh fruits or herbs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a margarita night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a margarita night. Have everyone bring their own unique margarita recipes to share, or each bring their favorite ingredients to create custom drinks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a tequila distillery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day trip and visit a tequila distillery. Learn about the process of making tequila, take a tour and maybe even do some tasting!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a taco party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Taco Tuesday meets National Margarita Day! Serve up some homemade tacos with an array of delicious margaritas.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for margaritas</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your favorite bar or restaurant and order up a round of margaritas. Better yet, find specials at restaurants in your area that are celebrating National Margarita Day!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Margarita Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Margaritas are refreshing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing says summertime quite like a cold, icy margarita! With it's perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors, a Margarita can make even the hottest days feel a little bit more bearable. Plus, it pairs perfectly with chips and guacamole or your favorite Mexican dish - what's not to love?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Margaritas can be dressed up</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Margaritas aren't just for drinking straight from the glass - you can dress them up in lots of creative and delicious ways! Add in extra fruits like blueberries or watermelon, switch out the regular tequila for flavored varieties, or mix in other boozy ingredients like rum or vodka. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Margaritas are easy to make at home</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't need to visit a bar or restaurant to enjoy a margarita - just grab some limes and tequila from the store and you're ready to get mixing! Making margaritas at home is fun, cost effective, and allows you to experiment with flavors to create your perfect drink. Bottoms up!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Margaritas You Should Know

National Margarita Day FAQs

When is National Margarita Day?

National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22 every year. In 2024 National Margarita Day will occur on a Thursday.

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