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Celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22

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National Margarita Day is celebrated on Feb. 22 each year, and that's a good thing for margarita lovers.

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The margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass' rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up).

The margarita cocktail has been around since the 1940s. Every bartender in the world has put a unique spin on this classic, but no one knows who created the original.

Dozens of people claim that they invented the margarita including the followings:

  • A bartender named Willie from Mexico City said that in 1934 he created and named the drink for his friend Marguerite Hemery.
  • Another popular legend is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera developed the drink at his restaurant in Tijuana in 1938. He said he invented it for Marjorie King, a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, and didn’t like its sour taste.
  • Another story is that the Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed up the drink in 1948 for a house full of guests. One of them was Tommy Hilton who later added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels.

The margarita will go down in history as one of the most popular mixed drinks of all time. We don't have to know the true identity of the tequila master to enjoy the margarita cocktail.

Make a pitcher of homemade margaritas and invite some friends over to celebrate National Margarita Day on Feb. 22.

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