National Margarita Day is celebrated every year on February 22nd! Margaritas are the most requested drinks at bars, restaurants, and events. It is the drink to try on all of your favorite holidays.
Let's check out everything you need to know about Margarita Day so that you can celebrate in style!
When Is National Margarita Day?
While there are tons of other fun holidays, such as National Red Wine Day, none is as fun as National Margarita Day. Before we dive into all the ins and outs of this fantastic holiday, let's take a minute to talk about when this holiday is.
National Margarita Day is a holiday that comes around once a year on February 22nd. There’s no doubt you'll find businesses serving up fun margarita deals. Look out for two-for-one margaritas or for bottomless deals that make for a fantastic night of fun.
The History of Margaritas
The history of tequila itself dates back thousands of years, with the first agave alcoholic drink brewed thousands of years ago. However, the margarita itself didn't appear on the scene until the last century.
The history of National Margarita Day in February and margaritas themselves is fascinating. But unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus on who founded the delicious ambrosia we have come to love.
Rancho La Gloria
In 1938, The Rancho La Gloria became the birthplace of this unique libation created as an act of love. Some sources state that a Mexican restaurant owner named Carlos Herrera concocted the cocktail for his girlfriend, Marjorie King. Rumor has it tequila was the only alcohol she could tolerate. To make the drink more palatable, he added lime and salt.
Other sources say that a Texan socialite named Margaret Sames made this drink at her cocktail parties celebrated in Mexico during the late '40s - her nickname was Margarita.
The refreshment has even been associated with the talented Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Carmen Casino, in Tijuana during the '40s. She often performed at the Agua Caliente racetrack. Danny Negrete supposedly created the margarita for his sister-in-law named Margarita.
Which Story Is True?
There are so many stories. A myriad of fables mixed with truths all end involving a woman named Margarita. The truth is, regardless of where it originated, Margaritas will forever be a top-favored cocktail. They're now loved and adored every February by people worldwide.
What To Drink On National Margarita Day
With our history lesson out of the way, it's time to talk about what you should be drinking on National Margarita Day. While there are tons of different margarita varieties that you can choose from, our number one recommendation is that you whip up your drinks with Calirosa Rosa Blanco.
This smooth tequila tastes fantastic, both alone or blended into a delicious margarita. That's what makes it the perfect addition to your National Margarita Day fiesta!
To help you come up with the best drinks for the occasion, we've put together a few recipes to try out. Let's take a look at some of the most delicious Rosa Blanco-based drinks and other margarita recipes to try out.
First up on our list of margaritas to try this holiday is the classic margarita. This drink is tasty and easy to make to get your National Margarita Day shenanigans started.
For this drink, you'll need:
- 1.5 ounces of tequila Blanco
- 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce of Cointreau
- Sea salt
- A lime wedge
With those ingredients on hand, it's time to get started. First, cut a line into your lime wedge and run it around the rim of a glass. Then, dip the rim of the glass into a plate of salt.
Next, add all the remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker along with four ice cubes. Shake until the shaker feels cold to the touch.
Then, pour the beverage into the prepared glass. Finally, place the lime wedge on the rim of the glass and serve the drink to yourself or your guests!
One of the classic margarita recipes that people enjoy is the strawberry margarita. This drink makes for a sweeter, fruitier twist on the traditional tequila-based beverage.
To make a strawberry margarita, you'll need:
- 1 pound of frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cups of lime juice
- 1/4 cup of Cointreau
- 1/3 cup of agave
- 3/4 cup of your favorite tequila
- Sea salt
- Lime wedges
First, start by running a wedge of lime along the rim of your glass. Then, dip the glass in the sea salt and set it aside.
Next, place the tequila, lime juice, strawberries, agave, and orange liqueur in a blender. Blend the mixture until it's smooth. Make sure to taste it to see if it needs extra tequila or sweetener.
Once you're satisfied with your drink tastes, pour the mixture into your margarita glass. Place a slice of lime on the rim of the glass for garnish.
For anyone wanting a truly decadent treat, try our Rosita Margarita. This delectable beverage is ideal for National Margarita Day, National Happy Hour Day, or any time you just want to sip on a sweet cocktail.
To make this drink, gather:
- 1.5 ounces of Calirosa Rosa Blanco
- 2 ounces of lychee puree
- 0.5 ounces of lemon juice
- 0.5 ounces of lemon peel syrup
- Sea salt
- Red pepper
- A large ice cube
To make the drink, start mixing the sea salt and red pepper on a plate. Once they're well mixed, set the plate aside.
Next, take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of your glass. Finally, dip the glass in the red pepper salt mixture.
Then, add the Rosa Blanco, lychee puree, lemon juice, and lemon peel syrup to a shaker. Shake the mixture together, and then pour it into your cup.
Drop one large ice cube into the center of the drink. If you like, you can add edible flowers for some additional garnish.
Whether you are relaxing at your home away from home or simply hanging in a bar with friends for a laid-back event, Calirosa Rosita Margaritas are definite crowd-pleasers.
How To Celebrate National Margarita Day
With your drinks in hand, you're ready to sit down and celebrate this special day! To help you plan the perfect National Margarita Day, we've put together a few ways for you to celebrate.
Host A Margarita Night At Home
Just because it's National Margarita Day doesn't mean that you have to venture far from home to celebrate. Instead, why not bring the party to you and whip up some fun margaritas right in the comfort of your own home?
Get your crew together and have a margarita contest to see who can make the best beverage. Or, whip up several different recipes and try drinking delicious margarita flights.
There are so many different ways to make a fun margarita party in your house. And, with our recipes above, you'll have everything you need to get the party started.
Attend A Margarita Happy Hour
If you've decided that you want to go out to celebrate, why not look for a margarita happy hour? Many restaurants offer $5 margaritas (or even cheaper!) or have special two-for-one deals during happy hour.
What's more, there are usually plenty of great snacks to pair with your drinks at a happy hour. So you can get your friends together and head out to have a fantastic night out while celebrating this fun holiday.
Pair Some Tacos And Margaritas
Margaritas and tacos are probably the perfect food combination. And, whether you want to make them yourself or go out, they're a great pairing to enjoy on National Margarita Day.
If you choose to go out, look for happy hours or National Margarita Day specials. Or, if you plan to eat in, try a couple of fun recipes that test your cooking capabilities.
Whether you'll be going out or staying in, pairing tacos and margaritas is a great way to celebrate this fun national holiday.
Rosa Blanco Tequila
Not into Margaritas but still want to celebrate this social occasion with friends? Rosa Blanco is becoming the outstanding choice over red or pink wine. It may look like it's not tequila, but it is!
Its luscious pink hue stands out among the competition. The citrus and cherry blend is one of our uninhibited tequilas with a rosy radiance. Inhale the raspberry and strawberry aroma with the delectable scents of honey.
Rosa Blanco Tequila Information
The chic tequila bottle donned with a glass cork is sure to elevate the mood. But, of course, you’ll love the pink tequila bottle just as much as the unique flavor waiting for you inside.
You never have to guess the quality of the contents in our tequila. Rosa Blanco is light pink, which looks ever so elegant in your fancy glass. Thirty days in a wine barrel is just enough to add that regal pink hue to each bottle.
Rosa Blanco Taste Profile
The sweet taste of this tequila leaves you without having to mix with sweeter chasers. But, of course, it always helps to drink responsibly.
When it comes to our Rosa Blanco, you’ll find the taste is a creamy mouthfeel with soft texture, without the typical bitterness associated with other tequilas.
Selecting the Best Beverage Means Thinking Outside the Box
Let February 22nd inspire you to think outside of the cranberry margarita. Rosa Blanco is the premium tequila that galvanizes many decadent combinations on even the most classic recipes.
Don't be afraid to ask your mixologist to develop a new cocktail for you to fall in love with. Rosa Blanco’s posh pink hue, which will likely be garnished with a beautiful flower, elevates your margarita game to another level. Happy Margarita Day!