National Margarita Day! Salt Those Rims Castaways!

National Margarita Day

Break out the tequila and salt, it’s National Margarita Day!

Of course one of the most popular cocktails on planet Earth is going to have a day dedicated just to it. I mean, if were going to have a National Tie Your Shoes Day, we better have a National Margarita Day! Lucky for us today is the that day, February 22nd I love you.

National Margarita Day


Was it a Texas socialite in Acapulco who was looking for something to refresh her party guests on a hot afternoon, or a bartender in Tijuana hoping to impress Rita Hayworth (née Margarita Cansino) with a drink in her honor? Regardless of who invented the margarita—the stories are legend—the tart blend of tequila, cointreau, and lime juice in a glass rimmed with salt has become synonymous with Mexico and good times.

National Margarita Day

Our friends at Margaritaville held a National Margarita Day drink recipe contest to celebrate the day. How would you like to be a judge in that contest? Yeah, me too. The winning recipe was for a Raspberry Lemonade Margarita, submitted by Pam from Alpharetta, GA. Congrats Pam! Here is the winning recipe.

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita

  • 2oz. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
  • 2oz. Margaritaville Gold Tequila
  • 2oz. Margaritaville Triple Sec
  • About a dozen Fresh Raspberries

Mixing Instructions: Add ice to your frozen concoction maker. Add ingredients to the blender. Blend and pour into margarita glass. Raise glass and toast.

More Margarita Recipes

Red Bull Margarita

  • 2 oz Jose Cuervo® Especial gold tequila
  • 3 oz Red Bull® energy drink
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 3 oz Sweet and Sour

Mixing Instructions: Prechill a margarita glass. Shake all ingredients in a shaker full of ice and pour into the glass. Raise glass and toast!

National Margarita Day

Margarita Facts

We must really be thirsty.

On average, Americans consume 185,000 Margaritas per hour (Brown-Forman, 2008)

Margarita-Mad Metropolises.

Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and Nashville are among the best major metro cities for the Margarita (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Vanilla, Chocolate, or Margarita?

The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 and it was based off a soft-serve ice cream machine

We’re Number One!

The U.S. is the number one tequila market – larger and more important than Mexico (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Data provided by Tequila Herradura, one of the oldest and most respected producers of tequila.


I hope all you Castaways are celebrating today with a delicious margarita. Come tonight I’ll be enjoying one as well. Before we close I have a couple questions for you.

  • Salt or No Salt?
  • Frozen or On The Rocks?
  • Flavored or Original?



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By |2016-12-27T07:42:04+00:00February 22nd, 2012|Boat Drinks, News|11 Comments

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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.


  1. kittitian February 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I definitely prefer salt. Frozen or on the rocks, either is good. I love the original but all the new flavors are good too! The raspberry lemonade margarita looks awesome! Thanks for the heads up on National Margarita day! Good reason to imbibe.

  2. Kirsten February 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I do looove a good margarita! What a great post for those eager to bring the tequila love home.

  3. Big Kahuna February 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Rock. Salt at the bar, no salt at home.

  4. mm
    RumShopRyan February 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I”m a on the rock with salt. Cheers!

  5. Caron February 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    You are just too darn cute! We will be trying these out next weekend when my son escapes rainy Seattle…

    Thanks Ryan!

  6. mm
    RumShopRyan February 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks Caron! Cheers!

  7. Jorie February 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    No salt. On the rocks. Original. (Well, unless some exotic flavor beckons my taste buds…. which makes me think; passionfruit margarita? Oh, I think summer on the Tiki Deck just ramped up a notch!)

    – Jorie

  8. mm
    RumShopRyan February 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Passionfruit, yes…I think that sounds delish Jorie! Maybe a new Boat Drinks recipe for the Summer. Cheers!

  9. Linda February 3, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    It is almost that time of the year again….FEB 22…National Margarita Day. Going to hopefully upgrade from my old blender to a Margarita Machine….did you try any of them with the listed recipes. Will the recipes work in a machine?
    I want to try the winning recipe with the raspberries….YUM!!

  10. mm
    RumShopRyan February 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’m ready!

  11. Mike May 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Margaritas have their own day? Awesome!

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