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Time To Break Out The Lime For National Margarita Day

If you decide not to head out to celebrate National Margarita Day, then you can always make one at home to enjoy instead.

Time To Break Out The Lime For National Margarita Day

It seems like there is a day or holiday for everything nowadays. Whether it is National Donut Day, National Crepe Day, or National Margarita Day, there is apparently a celebratory day for everything from foods to drinks and so much more. (And speaking of National Donut Day and National Margarita Day, there is even a margarita donut for people who want the best of both worlds.)

While we have already introduced you to National Crepe Day earlier this month, our newest obsession is National Margarita Day, which is celebrated every year on February 22. Not only is this a perfect day to break out the limes and tequila, but here is a chance to learn more about this cold and refreshing alcoholic beverage that reminds us of summer even in the heart of winter.

As a beverage that can be as simple as ice, tequila, triple sec, and lime, the margarita is a truly versatile drink. Whether you choose a simple margarita or one with more flavor and color, there are so many options when it comes to enjoying this amazing drink, including frozen or on the rocks.

When it comes to actually celebrating National Margarita Day, the celebration was founded by Todd McCalla in an effort to share the love for this particular alcoholic beverage with people across the country, and even the world. While there is plenty of debate over who invented the classic margarita, there is no debate over the origins of the frozen margarita. In fact, frozen margaritas originated in Dallas, Texas, and came from a bartender looking to not only be inventive but also consistent when it came to offering what some consider to be a slushy version of the classic.

In fact, for fans of the frozen margarita, you can even head to the Smithsonian to see the very first frozen margarita machine ever used. Originally a soft serve ice cream machine, the very first frozen margarita machine was the product of the bartender and his friend tinkering until they were able to make a perfect drink with every pour.

No matter how you enjoy consuming your margarita, there is plenty to appreciate when it comes to this popular beverage. As one of the most common tequila-based drinks to be enjoyed by consumers, it makes sense that there is a special day dedicated strictly to the margarita.

Although there is a bit of a debate over what the best margarita is out there, it is hard to argue with the classic. At the same time, there is something to be said for such options as the strawberry margarita, the mango margarita, the peach margarita, or even the watermelon margarita.

As with National Crepe Day, there are plenty of places across the country that are planning to celebrate National Margarita Day. Whether you head to your local bar and restaurant or choose to search online to find places that are planning a celebration that revolves around the classic drink, there are likely to be plenty of options available to people looking to indulge on February 22.

And for the people of Dallas, Texas, the home of the first frozen margarita, there is any number of places that are planning to offer discounted margaritas and all day specials. However, while the people of Dallas might have plenty of options when it comes to National Margarita Day, there are plenty of other locations that will also be celebrating this fun, tequila-based drink.

Whether you choose to search on Twitter or Facebook to find which local restaurants and bars are honoring National Margarita Day, you will likely find a number of options in your area. In fact, among the places advertising specials for National Margarita Day on Twitter, are restaurants such as Bahama Breeze, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, and Chuy's.

If you decide not to head out to celebrate National Margarita Day, then you can always make one at home to enjoy instead. With such an easy recipe and plenty of options available, this is the kind of beverage that is just as easy to make at home as it is to go out and order from the local bartender.

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