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5 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Let’s be honest – there’s never a bad time to enjoy a tasty margarita. But if you’re looking for an extra reason to indulge, February 22 is National Margarita Day! 

We promise you it’s a real thing. There’s even an official website. We aren’t just making up an excuse to drink... Even though we've probably been guilty of it before. And how fitting that this boozy holiday happens to fall on a Tuesday this year. Because what pairs better with margaritas than tacos? NOTHING. 

Everything seems to have aligned perfectly for 2-22-22. See what we did there? As if you didn’t need another reason, a palindrome is definitely cause for a margarita. 

Get your stack of Craft or Session Pint cups ready because to celebrate National Margarita Day, we’ve rounded up five recipes that offer a twist on this classic drink. 

Broiled Grapefruit Margarita

We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves – this tangy, but sweet margarita is more suited for summertime – but can you blame us? We’re based in Oregon. Via the Cookie Rookie is this broiled grapefruit marg recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 3 ruby red grapefruits
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • Sea salt and rosemary (rim garnish)

How to make this drink:

  1. Preheat your oven broiler.
  2. Slice 2 of the grapefruits in half. Slice the remaining one into ½ slices and then again in half to create wedges. Put all the grapefruit on a cookie sheet. 
  3. Combine brown sugar and white sugar. Top grapefruit halves and wedges liberally with sugar mixture. 
  4. Place cookie sheet under broiler for 8 to 10 minutes or until grapefruit is toasted or caramelized.
  5. Remove from the oven. Set aside wedges to be used for garnish. Squeeze grapefruit halves into a cocktail shaker. The juice should equal about 1 cup.
  6. Mix in lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila. Add some ice and shake until completely mixed.
  7. On a small plate, mix together 2 parts salt to 1 part rosemary. Wet glasses and dip in salt mix. 
  8. Pour mix over ice and garnish with the broiled grapefruit wedges. Enjoy!

Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita

If you’re the bold type, this marg recipe from Taste of Home is right up your alley! Plus, who doesn’t like Sriracha? It goes with practically everything. And for those who worry about a little too much heat, we think the mango half of this marg will balance things out. Just enough.

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 lime wedge
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1½ ounces blanco tequila 
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ounce mango nectar

How to make this drink:

  1. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with lime wedge. If desired, dip the rim in salt.
  2. Add tequila, mango nectar, lime juice, Sriracha, and frozen mango into a blender. Cover and process until mixture is smooth. 
  3. Pour into glass. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!


Chocolate Margarita

Just when you thought we couldn’t push you out of your margarita comfort zone… You know us better than that. We are all about creativity and innovation at DrinkTanks. So why not try this sweet and smooth marg? Recipe courtesy of Advanced Mixology.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce cream or half and half
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Dash of chocolate bitters
  • Sugar and cocoa powder (for rim)
  • Shaved chocolate (for garnish)

How to make this drink:

  1. Mix cocoa and sugar so it develops a consistent grainy texture.
  2. Wet rim of a glass with citrus fruits and some cocoa sugar.
  3. Add ice, tequila, chocolate, liqueur, cream, and bitters to a blender. Cover and process until mixed well.
  4. Pour into glass and top with chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

 Beer Margarita 

You wouldn’t be reading a DrinkTanks post without at least a mention of beer. After all, we are in Craft Beer Wonderland over here. Think margaritas and beer can’t coexist? Think again. Here’s a beergarita recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks. Plus, this one is super easy to make.

What you’ll need:

  • 1½ tequila blanco or reposado
  • 2 tablespoons cointreau
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup chilled beer (lager or a hoppy IPA if you are more daring.)
  • Lime wheel (garnish)

How to make this drink: 

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge and run it around the rims of glasses. Dip the rims in a plate of flaky sea salt. 
  2. Add tequila, cointreau, and lime juice to the serving glass and mix.
  3. Add ice and pour beer over the top. Garnish with the lime wheel and enjoy!


Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

The perfect margarita. That’s a pretty bold claim. But a marg with the legend himself in its title has to be legit, right? You be the judge of this recipe from Mix that Drink. What makes this recipe fun is the process. You really start to think about what makes, well, the perfect margarita. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 2 ounces Cuervo Especial gold tequila 
  • ½ ounce Cuervo Especial silver tequila
  • ½ ounce Bols triple sec
  • 1 splash Bols orange curacao 
  • 1 ¼ ounces Rose’s Lime Juice
  • Crushed ice
  • 3 lime wedges worth of lime juice

How to make this drink:

  1. Fill a shaker with crushed ice
  2. Add all ingredients except lime wedges to the shaker.
  3. Add juice from 2 of the lime wedges to the shaker.
  4. Shake well until beads form on the outside of the shaker.
  5. Rim edge of margarita glass with remaining lime wedge. Twist rim around in coarse sea salt.
  6. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice.
  7. Strain shaker mixture into the glass.
  8. Squeeze juice from the last lime wedge on top. Enjoy!

Fired up for National Margarita Day now? You can thank us later. But seriously, there’s a margarita out there for everyone. Whether you want a classic marg or something a little crazier, Google is your friend. That is, if you didn’t find one of our suggestions appealing. Not a drinker? Replace the tequila with soda. What we are really saying is you have options, so you might as well have two margaritas on Tuesday. But remember to always be responsible.

Happy National Margarita Day from all of us at DrinkTanks!

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