Hot on the heels of National “Drink Wine” Day (Feb 18), National Margarita Day is here and ready to rock!
This Mexican cocktail dates back to 1937 and is typically composed of tequila, triple sec and lime juice, served in a glass with a salted rim.
Whether you prefer yours blended or stirred over ice, mixed with blue curaçao or Grand Marnier or brightened up with freshly-squozen key lime (traditional) or Persian lime (American), this drink is sure to provide the conduit to the perfect happy hour.
How To Celebrate National Margarita Day
Celebrate by securing a designated driver (Uber works!) and heading out to your favorite Mexican restaurant or tequlia bar, or just whip up your fav recipe (make sure to include the Cointreau!) — and make sure to use #NationalMargaritaDay and/or #MargaritaDay when posting your slushy shots on social media.
Below: The absolute coolest 16-bit GIF anyone could ask for on this National Food Day!
Yes, there are a ton of “how to” margarita videos out there, but trust us — this is THE ONE FOR YOU.
Mamrie Hart makes some of the funniest videos you’ll find, and even the sponsor segment in between the 1:00 – 2:00 mark is well-worth sitting through.
In this specific video, you’re not only going to learn how to make a beautiful piece of art out of your margarita, but you’re also getting a huge bonus of easily digestible modern art history.
It really is a win-win type of situation here, folks.
National Margarita Day Playlist
Do you hear that?
It’s our official National Margarita Day playlist calling your name!
Yes, there’s Jimmy Buffet and Santana, but there’s also some great female artists represented here too, including Beatriz Adriana, Macy Rodman, Zoe Muth and Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin to name a few.
So crank it up while you sip (responsibly)!
(Really Bad) Margarita Jokes
I was sitting at a bar drinking a margarita when the barback yelled, “Does anyone know CPR?”
I yelled back, “I know the whole alphabet!”
We just laughed and laughed and laughed…well except for one guy.
The other night I was invited out for a night with the girls.
I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, “I promise!”
Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily.
Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home.
Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.
Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times.
I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict.
(Even when totally smashed… 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals = 12 cuckoos MIDNIGHT!)
The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him “MIDNIGHT”.
He didn’t seem pissed in the least.
Whew, I got away with that one!
Then he said, “We need a new cuckoo clock.”
When I asked him why he said, “Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times then said ‘oh shit,’ cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.”