It’s National Margarita Day!!!

Please join me in raising a glass on February 22nd to toast National Margarita Day.

Yes. It’s a thing  🙂

Best of all – it’s a fun excuse to make (and drink) a delicious Margarita in the middle of winter.

My (current) favorite margarita recipe is below – you can skip the zesting and resting part if you are pressed for time, but the additional steps add a depth of flavor that can’t be beat!

My Perfect Margarita (Serves 4)

            • 3 Lemons
            • 3 Limes
            • 3 Oranges
            • 1 -2 oz Agave Nectar (you can substitute equal parts of Honey or 1/4 C. Sugar)
            • 1 1/2 C. Tequila
            • 1/2 C. Cointreau (or other Orange Liqueur)
            • Ice (crushed if possible)
            • 4 Margarita glasses (salted rim is optional)
      1. Wash and dry citrus fruit.
      2. Gently zest the citrus fruit into large measuring cup or other easy-pour container. (Be careful not to include too much of the bitter white pith in with the zest.)
      3. Cut all the citrus fruit in half and squeeze juice over zest (use a citrus reamer for best results).
      4. Mix in the Agave Nectar. *Do a quick taste test here, and add more sweetener if desired (or necessitated by tart fruit).
      5. Cover mixture and refrigerate until you are ready to prepare your margaritas (this can be done 1-4 hours ahead of time!)
      6. When ready, strain juice mixture through fine mesh sieve to remove pulp and zest.
      7. Add Tequila and Orange Liqueur to the strained Margarita base. *Do another quick taste test here – add more Tequila or a splash of Soda Water to adjust the flavor and strength of your Margarita. (Note that the finished cocktail will be slightly more diluted after the final steps.)
      8. Fill margarita glasses with ice.
      9. Pour 1/4 of your margarita mix into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously until well chilled, strain into prepared glass.
      10. Repeat as needed, then toast to National Margarita Day!



About SuburbanFoodNerd

I have been obsessed with good food my whole life - cooking it, eating it, sharing it with friends... After really getting into reviewing restaurants on other sites, I realized that my inner food nerd needed a bigger creative outlet! :)
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7 Responses to It’s National Margarita Day!!!

  1. Joelle says:

    Will have to try it, thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  2. Margaret Pollock says:

    I want one now!

  3. trialsinfood says:

    Now this is my kind of day!

  4. rafikiwiAndrea says:

    I had the pleasure of sampling the one in the picture… delish!!

  5. TranceVotary says:

    Word on the street is you substitute the tequila with anejo mezcal to take this drink to the next level.

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