It’s hard to believe, but there actually is a beverage that captures the spirit of merriment, the patron saint of fun, and the exuberant manifestation of life at its peak. It’s a Margarita, of course!
It’s hard to find a better icebreaker on a hot day than a pitcher of this delicious drink to share among friends.
But mind your limits; drinking too much Tequila can lead to T’kill’ya. Therefore, it is important to recognise your limitations.
There is good news, though: alcohol-free versions of the margarita (called “virgin margaritas” for short) are much safer to drink. If you have to work on National Margarita Day but would still like to celebrate with a cocktail during lunch, this is a great way to do it.
The many hues and flavors that go into making the margarita that is the focus of National Margarita Day are celebrated in a single day. This drink is much more than the sum of its parts—ice-cold tequila, triple sec, a pinch of salt, and a twist of lime.
The truth is that there is a variation for practically every event. From milder Strawberry Margaritas to the fiery Strawberry Sriracha Margarita. It’s National Margarita Day, so why not sample every variety of margarita imaginable, from traditional to smoked mangonada and spicy grilled pineapple?
History Of National Margarita Day
In 1938, the drink’s progenitor, Carlos “Danny” Herrera, created the first instance of the now-iconic cocktail. A famous customer named Marjorie King, a dancer on the hit American theatrical broadway show “Ziegfeld follies,” was allergic to spirits except for tequila, so he concocted this drink in his Baja California restaurant, especially for her.
Unfortunately, Herrera isn’t the only one who claims to have invented the margarita. One of these was a Mexican bartender named Francisco “Pancho” Morales, who created the drink in 1942 in Juárez, Mexico, before leaving to become an American citizen and work as a milkman in the United States for the next quarter of a century. The government-backed newspaper Notimex supports him.
This very last one is the craziest of all. Dallas’s “upper class” resident Margarita Sames claimed in 1948 that she invented the drink while entertaining guests at her Acapulco, Mexico, villa.
After the party, Margarita’s friend Tommy Hilton (yes, that Hilton) took the recipe back to his hotel chains and put it on the menu. In contrast, Jose Cuervo, the famous tequila brand, claimed he was advertising margaritas in 1945 with the slogan “Margarita: It’s more than a girl’s name.” The origin of the drink is irrelevant; what is certain is that good times were had by all.
As there are many different kinds of margaritas, it’s no wonder that 76% of Americans enjoy them. Fruit-based beverages have come a long way, from strawberry and peach to mango and berry to slightly stronger drinks with beer to even healthier versions like skinny margaritas and sportier cocktails.
Get the nearest fruit, tequila, and triple sec and mix that baby up to the rhythm of “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor,” whether you’re at a bar, on the couch, or fresh out of a meeting. Please drink moderately; a tequila overdose can be fatal.
How To Celebrate National Margarita Day
National Margarita Day calls for a wide variety of margaritas. Pour yourself a traditional margarita and start the party off right. If you want to make a margarita, you can either mix lime juice and tequila with salt, or you can drink a frozen margarita.
Since this is such a special occasion, you can indulge in a new margarita flavor you haven’t tried before if you so choose. If you have the means to do so, learning how to make margaritas at home is something you should absolutely pursue.
Throw a party, invite some friends and family, and have some margaritas ready. Use the hashtag #MargaritaDay to spread the word about this special day dedicated to the margarita.
Wear Festive, Margarita-Inspired Gear
Consider incorporating lime green and yellow into your outfit choices today to honor this joyous event! Some people like to wear a pale green tie with their white shirt and dark pants, while others like to paint their nails a shimmery lime green.
Margarita is the Spanish word for “daisy,” so having daisies as part of the day’s attire or decorations is fitting.
The combination of limes, tequila, salt, and triple sec is so simple, yet it never fails to make people smile. Celebrating National Margarita Day can be done in a variety of ways, from making a special cocktail to throwing a party.
National Margarita Day was created by Todd McCalla, who wanted to share his enthusiasm for margaritas with the world. Millions of people all over the world celebrate the annual holiday dedicated to the sacred tequila, triple sec, and lime concoction on February 22.