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Happy National Margarita Day: 3 Must-Try Cocktails

national margarita day

Today we celebrate the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the USA - Happy National Margarita Day! There are many myths dating back to 1938 as to when and how the first ever margarita was invented, but the margarita was published as the ''Drink of the Month'' in Esquire magazine in December 1953. The margarita became infamous in 1977 with the release of Jimmy Buffett's song ''Margaritaville.''

Happy National Margarita Day: 3 Must-Try Cocktails

national margarita day

Cucumber-Cilantro Margarita

Refreshing and pretty, give this revitalizing recipe a whirl.

6-8 slices cucumber
Small handful fresh cilantro (1/2 to 3/4 of a cup, loosely packed)
1 1/2 to 2 shots silver tequila
1 shot triple sec
1 shot fresh lime juice

Mix ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain through a mesh sieve and pour into ice-filled lowball glasses. Garnish and serve immediately.

Red Chile Margarita

An artisan craft cocktail recipe for the sophisticated foodie palette.

national margarita day

3 slices of muddled red peppers
2 parts Tequila
3/4 parts Cointreau
1/2 parts lime juice
1/2 parts simple syrup
pinch of cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a shaker before serving over ice.
Garnish with a slice of red pepper.

Sour Patch Kids Margarita

Taste all the colors of the rainbow with this quirky recipe.

national margarita day


2 oz (60 ml) Tequila
1/2 oz (15 ml) Midori melon liqueur
1/2 oz (15 ml) Triple Sec
1 oz (30 ml) sour mix
1 oz (30 ml) orange juice
Sugar to decorate the rim.
Sugar coated lemon, for garnish

Use lime to coat the rim of a chilled margarita glass before dipping in sugar. Mix and shake the tequila, melon liqueur, Triple Sec and sour mix. Add the orange juice, shake, strain and garnish with a sugar-coated slice of lemon.