The Berkshires Celebrating National Margarita Day on 2/22/22
Today is National Margarita Day! Combined National Margarita Day with the weekly Taco Tuesday on 2/22/22 and you've got a making of a great day or night in the Berkshires.
Although "National Margarita Day" is not a sanctioned holiday it is certainly more widely celebrated than National Prune Juice Day. It really was smart marketing to create a fictitious “Day” to celebrate (and sell) an alcoholic concoction before the calendar flips to March and Guinness becomes the alcoholic focal point of the month.
The question I’ve heard a number of times today is “why on a Tuesday?” I’m guessing because you may already have consumed a margarita over the weekend those in the booze business asked themselves what’s the slowest day of the week? Let’s celebrate National Margarita Day on a Tuesday! After all, would you normally go out tomorrow on a Tuesday and buy a $14 Margarita? My guess is any other Tuesday you wouldn’t get off the couch. Like I said…smart marketing.
According to Wikipedia the exact origin of the Margarita is in question. A number of different stories exist. One is from a 1936 article in an Iowa newspaper describing the cocktail during a trip to Tijuana.
There are three ways a Margarita is typically served. On the rocks, straight up with no ice or frozen. The ingredients for a Margarita are 2 ounces of Tequila, a little over a half-ounce of Triple Sec, and a half-ounce of squeezed lime juice. Ingredients should be placed into a shaker with ice and shaken then strained into a chilled cocktail glass. A salted rim is optional. For a frozen Margarita, the concoction will be mixed in a blender and then served.
If you want to add more plant-based products into your diet the main ingredient in Margaritas is Tequila derived from the blue agave plant. Salud!