Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day 2022 to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. The margarita - made of triple sec, tequila, and lime juice - was first created in 1938 in Mexico and is widely considered the official drinking option of having fun. So, come this 22nd, let's learn some interesting facts about the day and get ready to show your bartender skills. Up, on ice, or on the rocks, you will never go wrong with various Margarita cocktail recipes!

A brief look at National Margarita day

National Margarita Day 2022 rims a glass with salt and serves up an iconic drink that tastes like the summer sun- sweet, tangy, and refreshing. Whether you prefer them on the rocks or blended, this day is for you!

Known to be one of the most commonly served tequila-based cocktails in the world, the margarita consists of tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice. Citrus from lime or lemon is the key ingredient, normally the freshly squeezed lime juice, but when margarita is made with lemons, it tends to have a much softer taste.

There are many legends related to the origin of the margarita. Said that, two things are certain: tequila in the cocktail, and the bartender edged the rim of the glass with salt. For instance, it is rumored that the cocktail was invented in the 1930s in Mexico. Back in that time, Margarita was first introduced as an ideal way to drink straight tequila (especially if the quality was poor. That is to take one swallow, suck on a wedge of lime, then lick a dash of salt off the back of your hand. The salt followed the lime and tequila to the margarita glass, which pretty makes sense.

These days, margaritas come in a ton of different varieties. Lime is not the only flavor, and the specialists behind the bar have gotten creative mixing infused sugars, dried herbs, and exotic salts to level up both the presentation of the glass and the flavor of the cocktail. 

From peach, strawberry to mango and berry, to stronger drinks with beer, to even healthier versions like skinny margaritas and sportier cocktails, there is a wide range of flavors in each version. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home on the sofa or just finished an important meeting; grab the nearest fruit, a bottle of tequila, triple sec, and shake it up to the beat of your heart.

Margarita cocktails are healthy, too. You can get around 13% or even more vitamin C in one glass of a simple 3-ingredient margarita cocktail required for your daily intake. The drink is also absolutely gluten-free. When it comes to food pairing, you can prepare some of the great pairings, tacos, and margaritas. With margaritas and tacos combination, it’ll be a fun party.

Make National Margarita Day 2022 your night with various recipes

There's no better way to celebrate National Margarita Day 2022 than with a margarita in hand! Get the blender out, grab a bag of ice, get your favorite tequila and start mixing and shaking!  Challenge your friends to bring creative mix-ins, and play around with ingredients! Here are some delicious Margarita recipes you might want to mix up this February 22nd!

Traditional Margarita cocktail

The traditional margarita cocktail recipe is an incredibly simple combination of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. While the drink is better with top-shelf spirits, there are many good budget-friendly versions to make at home, especially if you use fresh lime. On the whole, there's no way to get bored this National Margarita Day 2022 with the iconic cocktails.

Ingredients

  • A thin lime wedge, which is optional for rim and garnishes
  • A cup of granulated sugar, or coarse salt, for optional rim
  • 1 1/2 oz of tequila
  • 1 oz of premium triple sec
  • 3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions: 

  1. Pour the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec in order into a cocktail shaker filled with small ice cubes and shake it well.
  2. Strain your Margarita cocktail mixture into the prepared glass with or without crushed ice.
  3. Garnish your classic cocktail with a thin lime wedge on the top. Serve and enjoy.

Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita recipe

Loaded with mango nectar and mango chunks, this frozen Margarita is tropical and refreshing. The sweetness of the fruit helps balance out the spiciness of the Sriracha, which gives this mango margarita recipe a unique and fun twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse sea salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz mango nectar
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • Sliced peeled mango, optional

Instructions: 

  1. Moisten the rim of 1 cocktail glass with a lime wedge. If prefer, you can sprinkle salt on a plate then dip the rim in salt.
  2. Place tequila, mango nectar, fresh lime juice, Sriracha, and frozen mango in a cocktail blender; cover and process until you got a smooth texture. 
  3. Pour it into prepared glass. Garnish your frozen Margarite with a lime wedge and, sliced mango.

Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita

This spicy grapefruit margarita gets a kick from fresh jalapenos, making it one of our greatest margarita recipes. However, if you're working with a taste profile that's very intense (like jalapeno), be careful not to dominate the batch by using too much.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, quarter and remove the seed beforehand
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp coarse sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup of simple syrup

Instructions: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine tequila and jalapenos. Allow for 2-3 hours of resting time.
  2. Moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses with water. Mix sugar and salt and sugar on a plate; hold the glasses upside down and dip the rim into the mixture. Set them aside.
  3. Remove the jalapenos and strain the tequila into a small bowl. Stir in the grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Serve in your prepared glasses over ice

Blue Curacao Margarita

This margarita recipe uses Blue Curacao instead of the classic Triple Sec for a fun spin on a traditional cocktail. The vibrant blue hue of the drink will make you think you’re on the shores of a Caribbean island.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse sea salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Optional: decorate with star fruit slices and orange slices

Instructions: 

  1. Moisten the rim of your Margarita cocktail glass with a lime wedge. If prefer, you can sprinkle salt on a plate then dip the rim in salt. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. In an empty shaker, combine tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice. Fill it with ice then cover and give it a rough shake until frost forms on the outside of the shaker, for around 15-20 seconds. 
  3. Strain the drink into your prepared rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and/or star fruit and orange slices.

Frozen Ginger-Raspberry Margarita

Ginger and lime are a traditional cocktail flavor combination, and in this frozen ginger-raspberry Margarita recipe, we add raspberry for a surprising fruity twist. This cool cocktail is perfect for spring or summer parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse sugar, optional
  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 cup of frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 oz ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Optional: You’re free to decorate your Margarita with sliced crystallized ginger and fresh raspberries

Instructions: 

  1. Moisten the rim of your Margarita cocktail glass with a lime wedge. If prefer, you can sprinkle salt on a plate then dip the rim in salt.
  2. In a cocktail blender, add ginger liqueur, tequila, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and raspberries. Puree until it is smooth then pour the mixture into prepared glass. 
  3. Garnish your frozen Margarita with a lime wedge and, if fancy, a slice of crystallized ginger and raspberries.

Frozen Coconut Margarita recipe

Take your Margarita cocktail to the tropics with this refreshing coconut recipe. It’s a smooth, tangy, yet refreshing treat made with cream of coconut as well as lime. Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Chopped shredded coconut, optional
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup of crushed ice

Instructions: 

  1. Moisten the rim of your Margarita cocktail glass with a lime wedge. If fancy, you can sprinkle salt on a plate then dip the rim of the glass in salt. You can also sprinkle coconut on another plate and dip the rim in coconut.
  2. Place the coconut cream, tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice in a cocktail blender; add crushed ice. Cover and process the blending until smooth. 
  3. Pour your frozen cocktail into a prepared glass. Garnish your drink with a lime wedge and additional coconut.

Tour the Tequila on National Margarita Day 2022

The tequila makes your margarita. So, come this National Margarita Day 2022, it's time to give yourself a treat by enjoying the different flavors each tequila brings to the margaritas. Here are the top 4 tequila bottles that are totally worth a look to celebrate National Margarita Day.

  1. 1800 Reposado tequila

This Reposado tequila is made with 8-12-year-old 100% Weber blue agave that has been matured in French and American oak barrels for at least six months. It gets a bit of smokiness from the finishing process and has flavors of buttery caramel, mild spices, and toasted coconut flavors. The oak barrel aging technique creates a sweet, then dry, well-rounded finish. On the whole, 1800 Reposado tequila is great in a cocktail or on the rocks.

  • ABV: 40%
  • Price at Drinkies.ph: 1450PHP

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  1. Rose Cuervo Gold

Rose Cuervo Gold is the world's most popular tequila brand. It's a traditional choice for building any Margarita: frozen or on the rocks, with a hint of sweetness and rich, well-balanced oak, spice, and vanilla flavor. With a 40% ABV-80 proof, the light gold spirit has a well-balanced finish.

  • Alcohol content: 40%
  • Price at Drinkies.ph: 845 PHP

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  1. Patron XO Cafe

Patron XO Cafe is a one-of-a-kind combination of ultra-premium tequila and the pure essence of the best coffee. As is typical of most low-proof coffee liqueurs, the flavor of the tequila is dry rather than sweet. The higher proof also brings out the flavor of the coffee essence and high-quality tequila. Patron XO Cafe is perfect for sipping, adding to a Margarita cocktail, or as a unique and delightful dessert topping.

  • ABV: 35%
  • Price at Drinkies: 1399PHP

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  1. Tequila rose

Tequila Rose is a Mexican cream liqueur made with strawberry cream liqueur and tequila. The tequila ingredient in this drink is quite light and simply adds a spirit flavor. On the other hand, strawberry and cream flavors dominate, making this drink taste quite like a strawberry milkshake. For those who’re craving a more decent tequila or just starting their tequila tasting experience journey, this Tequila Rose is a great pick on this National Margarita Day 2022.

  • ABV: 15%
  • Price at Drinkies: 899 PHP

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