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National Margarita Day - February 22, 2013

February 21, 2013 by Addison Proctor

National Margarita Day is February 22, 2013

Ah, the Margarita. Just mention the word and suddenly the mind drifts off to a sunny beach in Mexico where Windex colored waves caress the sand and palm trees blow gently in the breeze. Such spellbinding power and only three main ingredients! Doesn’t an elixir so potent deserve our respect? You bet it does.

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. Celebrated by vodka-fearing beach bums everywhere. So go find that lost salt shaker and pull up a stool.  Here’s the classic recipe.

Isla del Sol Tradicional Margarita

Makes 1 drink

1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) silver or gold tequila
¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) Cointreau or Triple Sec
¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
A lime wedge

Prepare a salt-rimmed glass if you like (or a 10 ounce glass if you prefer with ice, a 6 ounce glass is serving up).

Put 6 cubes of ice in a tall cocktail shaker. Pour all of the ingredients except the lime wedge into the shaker and shake vigorously. Pour, ice and all, into the larger glass, or strain into the smaller glass. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Classic Margarita

1 ounce tequila
Dash of Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon

Pour over crushed ice, stir. Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt—pour, and sip.


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