Celebrating Margaritas – Is National Margarita Day For Real?

Did you know that February 22 is National Margarita Day?  What better time to use your Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.

You may ask, “Why does a cocktail get its own National Holiday?” But by far the better question is “Why not?” followed by marking this day off on your yearly calendar and celebrating it with gusto.

After all, the margarita cocktail is the drink that introduced tequila to Americans and currently stands as the most famous tequila-based drink in the United States. In 2008 it accounted for 18 percent of all drinks sold, more than any other drink that year.

The origin of this drink is still greatly disputed, and the people who claimed to be the inventors of this drink are as varied as the types of margaritas. Most of these stories date between the 1930s to the 1940s, and while it is nearly impossible to confirm where the original margarita came from, it is commonly believed that it found its way into the United States during The Prohibition days when many Americans would head south to Mexico to drink.

The origin of the national holiday that celebrates the margarita is even more obscure, though one source says it originated in 1989. Apparently, a man named Henry Rodriguez, who worked for an advertising company, came up with the brilliant idea for National Margarita Day for one of his clients’ marketing campaigns.

And according to the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker review site, the great thing about Margarita Day is that like Christmas, it can be celebrated all year around, every time you drink a margarita. Whether it is mixed by one person at home along with a homemade meal, or whipped up en mass with a Margaritaville Blender with friends galore, the margarita remains one of the most beloved drinks in the United States. So how are you going to celebrate this symbol of friendship?