National Margarita Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this classic cocktail. It is celebrated on February 22. The preparation requires Triple Sec citrus liqueur, tequila and lime juice.
Today we celebrate National Margarita Day to remember where the history of this cocktail began and to enjoy its flavor.
The history of the cocktail has several different stories. Researchers have not thoroughly established a single correct version. The most popular theory is that “Margarita” was created by a man named Carlos Herrera. He had his own restaurant, where the famous American dancer Marjorie King was a frequent customer. They say she was allergic to hard liquor other than tequila. So the man decided to surprise her by creating a cocktail that is now very popular all over the world – Margarita.
There is also a story that tells of a Mexican bartender nicknamed “Pancho” who created this cocktail in 1942 in Juárez. He later left for the United States, but the recipe became widely known.
- The Margarita Cocktail is on the official list of cocktails compiled by the International Bartenders Association.
- Bottled tequila can be stored for a very long time. However, after opening it, you will have about 2 months to consume it. Otherwise, the contents will oxidize and the excellent flavor will be lost.
- In 1971, a frozen version of the Margarita was made. The classic recipe was used, but the blending was done in a closed blender with ice cubes.
How to celebrate
Visit with friends or family the best bars in your city on National Margarita Day to enjoy the original flavor of the cocktail. You can also throw a house party by making your guests a drink yourself. The recipe can easily be found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users when they first tried the Margarita Cocktail and what impression it left?
When is National Margarita Day celebrated in 2024?
National Margarita Day is observed on February 22 each year.