About National Margarita Day
A day to celebrate the sweet, tangy and refreshing margarita. A margarita is a mixture of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice served frozen or over ice.
Margarita means "daisy flower" in Spanish, and it is rumored that the drink was invented in the 1930s when a bartender in Tijuana, Mexico, accidentally put tequila instead of brandy in an American news editor’s Brandy Daisy cocktail.
The definitive origin of the margarita cocktail remains a contested issue. It's possible more than one single person decided that lime and tequila needed a bit of orange liqueur to tone down the tartness. Whether it originated in Tijuana, Mexico or London, England, the margarita conjures up tropical breezes and a laid-back lifestyle.
National Margarita Day has been observed on February 22nd since 2009.
National Margarita Day started because Todd McCalla, from Ohio, wanted to drink margaritas with his friends during the winter. Since not everyone can jump a plane to Cancun in the middle of a snowstorm, Todd created an excuse to drink margaritas with his friends. No plane ticket or sand in your shoes required!Find out more