Drink Up on National Margarita Day!

A margarita is a traditional cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice served either on the rocks, blended with ice or straight up. The earliest mention of the Margarita was in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera in Mexico, which was created for a customer who was allergic to all other spirits but tequila.

Drink Up on National Margarita Day!

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Drink Up on National Margarita Day!

There’s an abundance of National food holidays, but few stand out to us as important. Such as February 22nd, or National Margarita Day!

A margarita is a traditional cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice served either on the rocks, blended with ice or straight up. The earliest mention of the Margarita was in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera in Mexico, which was created for a customer who was allergic to all other spirits but tequila.

Our friends at National Today have conducted research with 1,000-plus Americans and have found that 76 percent of Americans today enjoy drinking margaritas, which is over 3/4 of the population. How do they prefer it? Sixty-seven percent of Americans like it frozen while only 33 percent prefer it served over ice.

In celebration of a holiday honoring a drink 3/4 of the American population enjoys, we present 9 of our favorite recipes to help you join in the festivities!

The Classic Margarita

The margarita includes ingredients that should stimulate the four primary tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter - achieving a perfect balance of taste.

The Classic Margarita//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The margarita includes ingredients that should stimulate the four primary tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter – achieving a perfect balance of taste.

Blood Orange Margarita

This Blood Orange variation of a classic margarita is refreshing and delicious with a bright red/orange color that sets the party mood instantly.

Blood Orange Margaritas//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This Blood Orange variation of a classic margarita is refreshing and delicious with a bright red/orange color that sets the party mood instantly.

Pepino El Pyu Margarita

If you've ever wanted to practice your hand at mixology, this is the cocktail for you. Made with common ingredients in a unique way, the cucumber, lemon, and cumin make a beautiful cocktail.

Pepino El Pyu//Photo by Mercadito Restaurant

If you’ve ever wanted to practice your hand at mixology, this is the cocktail for you. Made with common ingredients in a unique way, the cucumber, lemon, and cumin make a beautiful cocktail.

Margarita Mousse

An adults-only dessert with the tangy flavors of tequila and lime in a creamy mousse, for an unexpected kick.

Margarita Mousse//The Food Channel

An adults-only dessert with the tangy flavors of tequila and lime in a creamy mousse, for an unexpected kick.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Sweeten things up with a frozen strawberry margarita, perfect for a warm summer evening spent on the patio.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita//Courtesy of Jose Cuervo

Sweeten things up with a frozen strawberry margarita, perfect for a warm summer evening spent on the patio.

Margaritas for a Crowd

Freshly-made margaritas add a refreshing and spirited touch to any gathering—like having the gang over to celebrate!

Margaritas for a Crowd//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Freshly-made margaritas add a refreshing and spirited touch to any gathering—like having the gang over to celebrate!

Smokey Pablo Margarita

Made with a homemade Morita Chile syrup, fresh mango, lime and blueberry, the Smokey Pablo is a dangerously tasty cocktail.

The Smokey Pablo//Mercadito Restaurant

Made with a homemade Morita Chile syrup, fresh mango, lime and blueberry, the Smokey Pablo is a dangerously tasty cocktail.

DRY Margarita

Made with better-for-you ingredients such as DRY botanical Sparkling Soda, made without artificial flavors or colors, completely sodium-free.

DRY Margarita Courtesy of DRY Soda Company

Made with better-for-you ingredients such as DRY botanical Sparkling Soda, made without artificial flavors or colors, completely sodium-free. Recipe:

4 oz. Cucumber DRY

1 1/2 oz. silver tequila

1/4 small lime, cut into slices

Dash of grapefruit or orange bitters

Ice

Rimming Salt

Directions: Muddle lime in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, tequila and orange bitters, and shake it like a polaroid picture. Lightly salt the rim of the glass. Pour mixture into glass and top with Cucumber DRY. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a drizzle of agave or our favorite, Wedderspoon Manuka Honey.

The Golden Peach Margarita

This summer cocktail combines the perfect balance of sour lime with the smooth richness of a fresh peach and kick of tequila.

Golden Peach Margaritas//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This summer cocktail combines the perfect balance of sour lime with the smooth richness of a fresh peach and kick of tequila.

 

Happy National Margarita Day, from The Food Channel! Please remember to enjoy responsibly!

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