The middle of winter may not be the most logical time to throw back a frozen cocktail, but push logic aside and warm up the blender because this Saturday is National Margarita Day! And, really, what better time than now to relive some summertime memories?
From NationalMargaritaDay.com, “There is much debate as to the exact individual responsible for inventing the classic margarita, although it was during the 1930’s or 1940’s. Frozen margaritas were invented later in 1970’s when an inventive bartender converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine.”
History lesson over; its time to get creative! Whether you take yours blended with ice or on the rocks, margaritas are one of the most popular tequila–based cocktails and can be made with any variety of yummy flavors. Start with the basics: tequila, triple sec, and then go wild with other fruits. Try this recipe using prickly pear!
Check out the official website for great info for everything from finding a great party to renting a machine so you can throw your own!
Turn up the heat at your place, dig out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and check out this slideshow for planning the perfect National Margarita Day celebration!