Grab a pitcher and don’t forget the limes. We are celebrating National Margarita Day today! Each year on February 22nd we get to celebrate all things margarita. Whether you enjoy yours frozen or on the rocks, salt or sugar on the rim, there is only one thing to do – raise your glass and enjoy!


Margaritas are known to be the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States. The margarita is a cocktail that traditionally consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. Try our twist on this delicious favorite with our apple cider margarita or our marshmallow margarita. What!? Did we say marshmallow? That’s right! Give it a try.


When we think of lounging around with a margarita in hand, it also makes us hungry. Pineapple and roasted red pepper salsa or pico de gallo would be the perfect accompaniment. Pass the chips please! Don’t forget that margarita is also a flavor, and in fact, it is one we love. This holiday can be celebrated without drinking. Try our delicious margarita inspired dishes.

Cilantro Margarita Chicken 

Cilantro Margarita Chicken



Margarita Shrimp

Margarita Shrimp

Let’s Have Some Fun

It’s time to test your margarita and mixology knowledge. Grab your friends, grab your drink and remember, no cheating.

Who created the famous margarita?

  1. Marg Adams
  2. Margarita Sames
  3. Charles Margarita
  4. Margaret Abalos

When was the margarita invented?

  1. 1981
  2. 1969
  3. 1948
  4. 1936

What is the best salt to use when rimming the glass?

  1. Rock Salt
  2. Pickling Salt
  3. Sea Salt
  4. Table Salt

What fruity garnish is most popular with margaritas?

  1. Lime
  2. Orange
  3. Lemon
  4. Pineapple

What ingredients were used in the first margarita?

  1. Tequila, triple sec, and pineapple juice
  2. Tequila, lime juice, and salt
  3. Tequila and triple sec
  4. Tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice

What country has the most margarita sales?

  1. United States
  2. Mexico
  3. Canada
  4. Italy

When was the first frozen margarita machine invented?

  1. 1980
  2. 1971
  3. 1960
  4. 1954

The margarita glass is a modified version of which glass?

  1. Rocks Glass
  2. Collins Glass
  3. Champagne Coupe
  4. Martini Glass





Answers: 2, 3, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2, 3


This salty sip has come a long way since 1948. With new flavors, such as mango, blackberry and watermelon, unique garnishes and many different tequilas, it’s hard to pass up this perfect happy hour cocktail. After all it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Drink responsibly. Be 21.

Frozen, fruity or on the rocks – tell us how you enjoy your favorite margarita!

Monique B.

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