National Margarita Day Today, February 22.

Do you like salt or no salt on the rim? On the rocks or blended? 

It's National Margarita Day! For some, it's their favorite day of the year. Margaritas have come a long way since they first hit the scene in 1938 with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Today you can find a margarita made in 100 different ways with even more rim options. The margarita has been elevated for those who want to take their taste buds on a different journey. 

Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash
Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash

According to, "the earliest occurrence of the famed cocktail was in 1938 by the father of the drink Carlos "Danny" Herrera. He made it in his restaurant located in Baja California for a famous customer."

But he wasn't the only one who claimed to be the "OG" margarita maker," Margarita Sames, a Dallas "higher class" citizen, believed she created the drink in her vacation home for her guests in Acapulco, Mexico, in 1948. Tommy Hilton (yes… that Hilton), who was friends with Margarita attended the party and then brought it back to his hotel chains and put it on the menu." 

Photo by Christine Trant on Unsplash
Photo by Christine Trant on Unsplash

Fun Margarita Facts:

  • 76% of Americans enjoy drinking margaritas
  • 33% prefer their margarita over ice
  • 67% prefer a frozen margarita
  • 65% like a salted rim
  • 67% prefer a glass with no salt
  • 30% of Americans say the margarita is their favorite happy hour drink. 

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