National Margarita Day Celebrated this Weekend


February 22 is a day that society celebrates and honors a cherished beverage choice. Loved and consumed by millions around the world, margaritas hold a special place in many people’s hearts. They are so famous that even Jimmy Buffet made a city just for them, Margaritaville. Whether you prefer a classic margarita on the rocks or a frozen one, National Margarita Day is a day for you to enjoy this festive drink with friends and family.

The origins of margaritas are unknown. The earliest known stories of the treasured cocktail came about in the 1930s. Most people agree that margaritas are a Mexican tradition and therefore pair perfectly with Spanish cuisine, but fear not they are just as delicious combined with any of your favorite foods.

The typical margarita consists of tequila, triple sec, and the juice of a lime or lemon. Over the years the margarita has developed into countless different flavors and mixtures though. They can range from watermelon to strawberry to lavender.  Not everyone drinks alcohol and obviously small children are not consuming tequila; fear not, margaritas can even be made virgin. Although a fresh, handmade recipe is always the best anyone can buy a tasty margarita mix at the grocery store.

Whether it is National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo, or Wednesday afternoon, margaritas are meant to be appreciated responsibly with family and friends. With this fine holiday passing it brings to mind for everyone that cocktail fads come and go, but margaritas will be delicious forever.

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