Get ready to raise your glasses, folks. Just in case you’ve got a bad case of the winter blues, no worries. One of the year’s most popular beverage holidays is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate. Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day (NMD) in the U.S.A! This annual beverage holiday celebrates one of America’s most popular drinks – the fabulous margarita!
Easy to make and delicious to drink, tequila is the star of this refreshing cocktail. Add a bit of Cointreau or Triple Sec, some fresh lime juice and a salt-rimmed glass, and you’ve got yourself the perfect margarita!
Whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen, who needs an excuse to kick back and relax with an ice-cold Margarita? In honor of the occasion, why not whip up one or two of the fabulous recipes listed below? And be sure to check out the amazing National Margarita Day deals this year, too.
National Margarita Day Cocktail Recipes
Chipotle Cocoa Margarita
- 2 oz. Avión Añejo
- 1/4 oz. Light Agave
- 3 Slices of Orange
- 1 Slice of Lemon
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Chipotle Powder
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass that has been rimmed with a mixture of cocoa powder and chipotle powder.
- 2 parts Santera Blanco Tequila
- 3/4 parts Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 parts Lemon Juice
- 3/4 parts Agave Syrup
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
Red Belly Margarita
- 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
- 1 part fresh Lime Juice
- .75 Agave Nectar
- ¼ Red Bell Pepper
- 2 slices fresh Serrano Pepper
- Cracked Black Pepper
- Sea Salt
Directions: Muddle bell pepper and Serrano in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass rimmed with salt and pepper.
Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita
- .75 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Simple Syrup
- .7 oz. Triple Sec
- 1.5 oz. Ixa Organic Silver Tequila
- 5 Mint Leaves
- 2 Orange Wedges
- Splash of Soda
Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into glass, add ice and top with soda water.
- 2 oz Avion Silver
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 4 one-inch Fresh Watermelon Cubes
- Agave Nectar
Directions: Muddle watermelon & squeezed agave nectar in a pint glass. Add tequila and lime juice and shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail or coupe glass.
Hornitos Midori Margarita
1.5 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
2 parts MidoriMelon Liqueur
2 parts fresh Lemon Sour
1 part fresh Lime Juice
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a tall or margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.
- 3 oz. Tequila
- ½ oz. Whiskey
- 2 oz. Maple Syrup
- Juice of 1 lime
- Lime Wedges
- 2 Tbsp fine Salt
- 2 Tbsp Maple Sugar
Directions: Combine salt and maple sugar on a small plate. Rim a margarita glass with a lime wedge then dip the edge in the salt and maple sugar mixture. Fill the glass with ice and set aside. Add remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until the container is ice cold. Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses and garnish with the second lime wedge.