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
- 2oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
- Large bar spoon of apricot jam
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
- 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
- 2oz. Herradura Silver
- ¾ oz. Lime juice
- 3 slices of scotch bonnet pepper
- 3 cubic inches of mango diced
- ½ oz. mango jam
- 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