A day dedicated to appreciating a tequila-based cocktail is a good day. February 22, also known as National Margarita Day.

Claimed to be named after the woman who created it, Margaret Sames, a wealthy Texan socialite (although no one knows for sure) National Margarita Day is a celebration of one of the most popular cocktails in the world.

Tequila Herradura got a little creative with the classic margarita this year, and created the British Breakfast Margarita and the Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita especially for its day.

Fun Fact:  The original Margarita was made with Cointreau, not Triple Sec, a cheaper substitute.

Fun Fact:  Tequila products sold under the Herradura name are still 100% agave, made in the same traditional ways as those of the last century, about 125 years ago.

British Breakfast Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
  • Large bar spoon of apricot jam
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup

Directions

  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake hard and pour into an ice filled old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with kumquats, apricots and a mint sprig.

Mango Scotch Bonnet Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2oz. Herradura Silver
  • ¾ oz. Lime juice
  • 3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 cubic inches of mango diced
  • ½ oz. mango jam

Directions

  • Crush mango and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler.
  • Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients.
  • Shake hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a scotch bonnet chili and a roll of dried mango.

Get More Margarita recipes and a little bit of the history here: *http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cocktails/margarita-recipe.asp

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