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!

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.