Today is National Margarita Day!

national margarita dayFebruary 22 is National Margarita Day!

It’s true, one of the most popular cocktail drinks in the world gets a special day just like any other holiday, it’s National Margarita Day!

The tequila based drink comes in different varieties like melon, vanilla, pineapple, and even chocolate. Legend has it that margarita was invented by a socialite named Margarita Sames in 1948. It was when Margarita began experimenting for a new drink for her guest during a party at her hacienda in Acapulco. She mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreu and fresh lime juice to keep her party going for two weeks.

Today, margarita is the number 1 cocktail drink in the U.S. which consumes about 185,000 per hour said tequila producer, Tequila Herradura. Martini is no. 2, followed by “rum and coke”, and then “vodka and tonic”.

Margarita can also be served frozen which was invented in 1971 based on a soft-serve ice cream machine.

If you want to celebrate National Margarita Day, you can go here for Margarita recipes. Enjoy!