National Margarita Day is celebrated every year on February 22nd. It is one of the most acclaimed food days.
As the name already suggests, on this day, everyone comes together to honor the gracious cocktail of all time- the Margarita.
This drink holds an extremely special place in the history of the United States and in the hearts of people.
There are many different theories about the origin of National Margarita Day. However, the popular belief is that Todd McCalla, a commercial real estate agent, founded the day in 2008.
The reason for this is he loved Margaritas and he wanted to show his appreciation for this drink by sharing it with others.
Margaritas symbolize fun, elegance, and happiness. This popular drink is originally made up by mixing tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
National Margarita Day Specials
- The Classic: Nothing beats the original Margarita. Equal portions of Cointreau or Triple Sec, Tequila, and fresh lime juice, shake it all up and enjoy.
- The Killer Beer Margarita: If you are in the mood for adventure, add a portion of your favorite beer to the margarita.
- The Fruity Margarita: If you like your fruity cocktails, add flavored tequila or you can make the original margarita and add some of your favorite fruit pulps to it.
- The Margarita With The Korean Kick: If you love spice and if you have a really high tolerance for spice, then add a spoonful of gochujang into the margarita and blend. You can also tone down the spice by adding some fresh fruits.
You can also check out some amazing Margarita day recipes on the National Margarita Day website .
The Tales Behind The Origin of Margaritas
Although the story about the origin of Margaritas is still vague, there are a few interesting claims like it was created for singer Peggy Margaret Lee in 1948 by Santos Cruz by mixing equal parts of Tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. He was the head bartender at the historical Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas.
Another story states that it was created by Enrique Bataste Guttierez in the early 1940s as a tribute to the actress Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino, popularly known as Rita Hayworth.Bataste Guttierez in the early 1940s as a tribute to the actress Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino, popularly known as Rita Hayworth.
There are many more such tales like this and you can get access to them by simply browsing through the wonderful world of the internet.