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National Margarita Day 2014: How to make margaritas + best margarita ingredients

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Intro: National Margarita Day falls on Feb. 22 of each year. According to the website devoted to the day, it was founded purely to celebrate that frozen concoction that Jimmy Buffet sang about. So in the spirit of this festive holiday, I've gathered some of the best margarita recipes that I know of and included instructions for how to make margaritas.

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How to Make Margaritas ~ Recipe for Classic Margaritas

If you've ever wondered what's in a margarita, the answer is pretty simple. Usually, it's some tequila -- your choice on the brand, triple sec, lime juice, ice, and flavoring if you're making something like a strawberry margarita.

Read about the best margarita ingredients and margarita mixes on HuffPo.

Ingredients For Classic Margaritas:

  • 1 1/2-oz of tequila
  • 1/2-oz of triple sec
  • Margarita salt
  • 1-oz of lime juice or margarita mix
  • Ice
  • Lime slices/ wedge for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Pour the margarita salt in a shallow dish.
  2. Rub the rim of the glass with lime and then dip into the margarita salt.
  3. Add ice to bar glass.
  4. Pour the tequila and triple sec into the glass.
  5. Add in the lime juice.
  6. Stir.
  7. Garnish with limes.

Instructions for Frozen Classic Margaritas:

  1. Do steps 1 and 2 in the previous set of instructions.
  2. Pour the ingredients into your blender and blend until you get a slushy consistency.
  3. Pour the frozen margarita recipe into the salt-lined margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with limes.

How to Make Strawberry Margaritas

Watch the video at the top of the screen to learn how to make margaritas using strawberries. It includes the margarita ingredients that you'll need to make the drinks.

Best Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day 2014

Peach margarita

Apple margarita

Mint margarita

Orange margarita

Raspberry margarita

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