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22 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22

February 22nd is National Margarita Day, and we're celebrating with a roundup of the best margarita recipes from Sidechef. So break out the tequila and salt and get ready to party!
22 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22
22 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22
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Happy National Margarita Day! I think we can all agree that this is one holiday worth celebrating. Especially this year, as it is happening on Tuesday (so you should already be planning for tacos) the 22nd of February, which is the second month of 2022 - 2/22/22! Magical number symmetry!

So in honor of Mexico's favorite drink, we've put together a roundup of 22 delicious margarita recipes for you to try. From fruity and refreshing to dangerously strong, there's something for everyone here. Whether you're in the mood for a classic margarita or something a little more adventurous, we've got you covered.

Even if you think tequila might not be the answer, you should give it a shot and enjoy at least two Margaritas to celebrate this year’s National Margarita Day on February 22!

Classic Margarita Recipe

If you enjoy classic Patron, Classic Margarita is your ticket! This timeless tequila cocktail is always a hit, and it's easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Shake things up at your next gathering with homemade Margaritas that everyone will love. Salud!

Margarita Cocktail Origin Version 1:


According to one version, the Margarita was allegedly invented by Carlos "Danny" Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria in 1938. He claimed to be inspired by a picky dancer and an annoying customer - Marjorie King, who was allergic to every liquor except tequila and didn’t like to drink it straight.

Killer Margarita

We start with the classic margarita without the sickly sweet and sour taste, then add a healthy dose of beer for an extra buzz. Live it up for the special celebration!

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry flavored Margarita is the first choice for many of us who like a fruity cocktail. Plus, they're easy to make- just blend a few simple ingredients, and you're good to go.

Sweet and Spicy Margarita with Korean Gochujang

This Sweet and Spicy cocktail with a Korean flair is the perfect drink to celebrate National Margarita day! Featuring refreshing watermelon, Mexican tequila, and spicy gochujang paste, it's a delicious fusion of cultures that will tantalize your taste buds. Add a little spice to your life with this delicious cocktail!

St. Germain Elderflower Margarita

The flowery notes of elderflower from the St. Germain liqueur give this cocktail a sophisticated and elegant flavor profile, while the lime juice and tequila provide a refreshing kick. So sit back, relax, and sip on one of these.

Apple Cider Margarita

We've taken a classic tequila cocktail and added a delicious cinnamony twist, perfect for pumpkin spice lovers. And to give it an extra kick, we've included apple cider. So invite your friends over for a spicy fiesta and enjoy.

Margarita Cocktail Origin Version 2:


According to another version, America’s favorite alcoholic drink was invented by a Dallas socialite Margarita Sames. She insisted that she created the cocktail for a group of friends on their holiday in Acapulco in 1948. Margarita then shared the recipe with her dear friend Tommy Hilton who put the cocktail on the bar menu of every hotel at the Hilton chain.

Even though this version is exciting and does sound believable, it’s not true. Three years before Margarita the socialite mixed up her Margarita the cocktail, Jose Cuervo had already been running ads promoting the drink: “Margarita: It’s more than a girl’s name.”

Mango Margarita Slushy

Warning: these frozen Margaritas are highly addictive and may cause you to do things you usually wouldn't do, like singing at the top of your lungs or dancing in the streets. But we promise it's worth it. Especially to celebrate national margarita day.

Jalapeno Melon Margarita

These margaritas are fresh, fruity, light, and delicious. Some might say that these are healthy since there is no added sugar, and everyone knows that melons are good for you.

Raspberry Lime Margarita

Step up your margarita game with this raspberry lime recipe. Tequila-infused and topped with fresh mint, it's the perfect drink for any day. Serve on the rocks for a refreshing sip.

Cinnamon Sugar Margarita with Churro Chips

This playful take on the classic features cinnamon tequila and comes with a side of delicious churro chips. It's the perfect drink to share with friends - or keep all to yourself!

Cucumber Margarita

An incredibly refreshing version of everyone’s favorite made with fresh cucumbers and citrusy triple sec. It will take you five minutes to put this cocktail together.

Lemon and Lime Margarita

This Lime and Lemon cocktail is perfect for lovers of zesty flavors and freshly squeezed Vitamin C.

Margarita Cocktail Origin Version 3:


According to Mexico’s official news agency Notimex, Francisco "Pancho" Morales has the strongest claim for creating the first Margarita drink. He allegedly mixed the first Margarita in Juárez, Chihuahua, at Tommy's Place Bar on July 4, 1942.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Morales said that he remembers the exact moment he created the famous cocktail: “Exactly, it was one Fourth of July…A lady came in and said, ‘Let me have a Magnolia.

“Well, the bartender, same as cooks and artists… The bartender has a lot of pride. We have too much pride to say, ‘Well, I’m sorry … I don’t know how to make that drink.’

He knew, though, that a Magnolia contained Cointreau, lime, and some type of liquor. So he decided to make it with tequila and pretend that he has misheard the customer.

“I gave it to her, and she says, ‘Oh, this is not a Magnolia, but it is very good.’ And, I said, ‘Oh, oh, I thought you said, Margarita.’

‘You see, daisy, in Spanish, is margarita. The reason I called it the Margarita is because I was thinking of the flower margarita, like the magnolia. She liked it. That’s how it originated.”

Hibiscus Aperol Margarita

Looking for something sweet and sour? Look no further than our Hibiscus Aperol Margarita recipe! Packed with tart tangerine and Aperol flavors, this drink is perfect for any party. So grab a few friends, mix up a pitcher of these delicious margaritas, and get ready to celebrate!

Ginger and Thyme Margarita

This margarita is the perfect blend of refreshing and invigorating. The ginger gives it a little kick, while the thyme provides a touch of herbal flavor.

Double Ginger Margarita

Margaritas made with ginger simple syrup and a salty ginger rim for a double ginger punch.

Pepper Margarita

This delicious drink is made with red Fresno pepper-infused tequila, giving it a sweet and spicy flavor that everyone will love. So mix up a batch today and raise a glass to good times ahead!

Cucumber and Kiwi Margarita

Go for this spicy Cucumber and Kiwi Margarita made with jalapeno peppers when you want to mix up some flavors.

Skinny Rosemary and Jalapeno Margarita

Make this Skinny Margarita with rosemary and Jalapeño Infused Tequila. It is low carb, fresh, easy, tasty, and guilt-free!

Red Sangria Margarita

This drink is the perfect fusion of two classic drinks. The fruity red wine sangria pairs perfectly with tequila and orange and lime juices to make a delicious, refreshing beverage that will quench your thirst. Serve over ice cubes.

Rosemary Pineapple Margarita

With its bright flavor and Tropical/Herbal aroma, this Rosemary Pineapple Margarita is so easy to drink.

Sweet Beet Margarita

This sweet Beet Margarita is made with mezcal and features an unexpected ingredient - beets. But don't be quick to discard it; it’s surprisingly delicious. So go ahead and give it a try - we promise you won't regret it!

Spicy Carrot Margarita

This spicy carrot mezcal version is perfect for those looking for something smoky, spicy, and savory. It's the margarita version of a Bloody Mary.

Bonus: Margarita Donuts

We took our favorite Mexican cocktail and turned it into a breakfast treat that'll make you excited to wake up in the morning. The perfect way to start your day, these donuts are made with tequila, lime, and cinnamon for a flavor you won't be able to resist.

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