National Margarita Day Date in the current year: February 22, 2024

National Margarita Day Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the United States. If you're a fan, don't forget to celebrate National Margarita Day that falls on February 22.

There are many urban legends about the invention of the margarita. According to one of them, the very first margarita was made by a bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He made the cocktail for his friend Marguerite Hemery in 1934.

Another story about the invention of the margarita dates back to 1938. It claims that the cocktail was invented by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, who made the drink at his restaurant in Baja California. He created it for Marjorie King, a customer who was allergic to any kind of strong alcohol except for tequila. Sadly, she didn't like the sour taste of cocktail.

Yet another story claims that socialite Margarita Sames from Dallas served the drink to her guests at her vacation home in Acapulco in 1948. Among her guests was hotel owner Tommy Hilton, who brought the brink back to his chain of hotels. However, there is evidence the margarita existed before that.

Be that as it may, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. It consists of just three ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur (typically triple sec) and lime juice. However, there are countless variations of the margarita that can be made by using flavored tequila, substituting other juices for lime juice or other liqueurs for triple sec.

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