National Margarita Day

Break out the tequila and salt, it’s National Margarita Day!

Of course one of the most popular cocktails on planet Earth is going to have a day dedicated just to it. I mean, if were going to have a National Tie Your Shoes Day, we better have a National Margarita Day! Lucky for us today is the that day, February 22nd I love you.

National Margarita Day


Was it a Texas socialite in Acapulco who was looking for something to refresh her party guests on a hot afternoon, or a bartender in Tijuana hoping to impress Rita Hayworth (née Margarita Cansino) with a drink in her honor? Regardless of who invented the margarita—the stories are legend—the tart blend of tequila, cointreau, and lime juice in a glass rimmed with salt has become synonymous with Mexico and good times.

National Margarita Day

Our friends at Margaritaville held a National Margarita Day drink recipe contest to celebrate the day. How would you like to be a judge in that contest? Yeah, me too. The winning recipe was for a Raspberry Lemonade Margarita, submitted by Pam from Alpharetta, GA. Congrats Pam! Here is the winning recipe.

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita

  • 2oz. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
  • 2oz. Margaritaville Gold Tequila
  • 2oz. Margaritaville Triple Sec
  • About a dozen Fresh Raspberries

Mixing Instructions: Add ice to your frozen concoction maker. Add ingredients to the blender. Blend and pour into margarita glass. Raise glass and toast.

More Margarita Recipes

Red Bull Margarita

  • 2 oz Jose Cuervo® Especial gold tequila
  • 3 oz Red Bull® energy drink
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 3 oz Sweet and Sour

Mixing Instructions: Prechill a margarita glass. Shake all ingredients in a shaker full of ice and pour into the glass. Raise glass and toast!

National Margarita Day

Margarita Facts

We must really be thirsty.

On average, Americans consume 185,000 Margaritas per hour (Brown-Forman, 2008)

Margarita-Mad Metropolises.

Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and Nashville are among the best major metro cities for the Margarita (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Vanilla, Chocolate, or Margarita?

The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 and it was based off a soft-serve ice cream machine

We’re Number One!

The U.S. is the number one tequila market – larger and more important than Mexico (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Data provided by Tequila Herradura, one of the oldest and most respected producers of tequila.


I hope all you Castaways are celebrating today with a delicious margarita. Come tonight I’ll be enjoying one as well. Before we close I have a couple questions for you.

  • Salt or No Salt?
  • Frozen or On The Rocks?
  • Flavored or Original?



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