National Margarita Day History
National Margarita Day focuses on appreciating the margarita, a tequila-based alcoholic cocktail. The origins of National Margarita Day are not well documented, although accounts of the day begin to emerge in the 1990s.
A margarita is cocktail made of tequila, triple sec and either lime or lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with salt on the rim. Like the origin of the holiday, the origin of margarita is unclear as numerous bar tenders worldwide have laid claim on the drink's creation. Several bartenders and restaurant owners in Mexico allege to have created the drink for a female friend with a name similar to Margarita. Given that the cocktail contains tequila, the drink may have originated somewhere in Mexico. In fact, the tequila used in margaritas is made from blue agave plants that grow in Los Altos, Mexico. This holiday is observed every year on February 22nd.
National Margarita Day Facts & Quotes
- The true origins of the margarita drink are unknown. Some stories say it was invented in Mexico, others in Texas.
- The record for the largest margarita is held by Margaritaville, USA. With a volume of 32,176 liters, the margarita took 300 hours and 60 people to prepare.
- Of all the cocktails sold in the United States, margarita is the most popular drink of choice. In 2006, the margarita accounted for 17% of all mixed drinks sold.
- The London Bar in New York City is selling the 'Billionaire's Margarita’ as each glass costs $1200. Here are the ingredients:
45ml Patrón en Lalique Serie 1
30ml Rémy Martin Louis XIII
15ml Organic Blue Agave Nectar
15ml Fresh Organic Key Lime Juice
15ml Fresh Organic Meyer Lemon Juice
10 Dashes House-Made Cara Sour Bitters
- Margarita means daisy flower in Spanish.
If life gives you limes, make margaritas. - Jimmy Buffet, American singer
National Margarita Day Top Events and Things to Do
- Visit your local tavern, bar or restaurant on National Margarita Day. Most will offer discounts and specials to celebrate National Margarita Day.
- Make Margaritas! The most popular variations according web search traffic in descending order are: strawberry margarita, skinny margarita, patron margarita, mango margarita.
- Try a spin on the traditional margarita with these unique flavor combinations:
1) Strawberry Siracha Margarita
2) Roasted blueberry basil margarita
3) Lavender Margarita
- Attend a margarita festival. Here are some margarita festivals from across the United States:
1) Tampa Bay Margarita Festival
2) Chicago Margarita Festival
3) Texas Margarita Festival
4) Mammoth Margarita Festival
5) Margarita March
- Go on a tequila distillery tour to learn more about the art of making tequila. One popular destination is the Mexican State of Jalisco from which Tequila originated.