It's time to raise a glass and celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd, 2023! This classic cocktail is the perfect way to shake off the winter blues and get ready for warmer weather. Let's explore the history of this beloved drink, discover its many variations, and even find some fun ways to enjoy it while on vacation.
A Brief History of the Margarita
The margarita was created in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria near Tijuana, Mexico. He created the drink for one of his customers who requested a special drink that tasted like an orange but with tequila instead of whiskey. Herrera combined triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), tequila, and lime juice to create what he called a "daisy," which quickly became popular with customers and later got its new name - margarita!
Variations on The Classic Cocktail
These days, you can find countless variations on the classic margarita recipe. While some variations contain all three original ingredients (tequila, triple sec, lime juice), others include additions such as fruit juices, simple syrups, or other types of alcohol. The possibilities are endless! One popular variation is the strawberry margarita, which uses fresh strawberry puree or strawberry liqueur instead of triple sec for a sweet twist on this classic cocktail. Other favorites include mango margaritas and watermelon margaritas—both equally delicious and refreshing.
Enjoying Margaritas On Vacation
There's no better way to celebrate National Margarita Day than by enjoying one while you're away from home. Whether you're headed to Mexico or just visiting your favorite local spot for dinner and drinks, having a margarita is always a great way to unwind after a long day exploring a new place. If you're taking your celebrations outdoors this year, be sure to bring along some supplies so you can make your own frozen margaritas wherever you go - all you need is ice cubes and your favorite liqueur!
National Margarita Day is an excellent excuse to treat yourself to this classic cocktail. Whether you prefer it frozen or on the rocks, sweet or salty—or maybe even spicy—there's something for everyone when it comes to celebrating this timeless beverage! So grab your friends (or family) and head out for some fun-filled festivities this February 22nd—National Margarita Day has arrived! And don't forget to try one or two of these amazing variations as well - it'll be worth it. Salud!