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How to Celebrate National Margarita Day

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#NationalMargaritaDay is finally here!

It’s that one glorious day each year where every legal adult in the USA can—if they so choose—imbibe in the classic tequila-based Mexican drink with lessened judgment from others. “Deb, you’re drinking a margarita at your desk with lunch?” “What… it’s National Margarita Day. It’s okay!” “Well shit, girl, pour me one!”

Ways to Celebrate

It doesn’t take reading a nearly 1,000-word blog to figure out that the best way to celebrate National Margarita Day is to drink a margarita. The “whens”, “wheres”, “who withs”, and “hows” of drinking the margarita, though, are a little trickier!

  • Drink a margarita only if it will not impair your ability to work, drive, parent, or perform other essential tasks. Drinking a margarita at lunch at the office is fine if you feel like you can get back to your desk and be productive afterwards, for instance.
  • The optimal time for consuming a margarita is with your dinner. This could be a good opportunity to try that new strip mall Tex-Mex place you’ve had your eye on! But just remember, a lot of other people are going to have the same idea.
  • Likewise, many bars and restaurants offer a “happy hour” featuring reduced-price drinks during an allotted timeframe. Call ahead to find out whether or not your neighborhood bar has specials on margaritas.
  • Ordering a margarita in a restaurant may be more fun and less work, but ounce for ounce, it will cost more than purchasing the liquor at a store and making drinks at home. A restaurant-bought margarita could cost $8-$12, whereas a whole liter of mid-range tequila may only cost $17-$20, and that could make a dozen margaritas or more. Not only that, but you don’t have to worry about who will drive you home if things get out of control!
  • If consuming alcohol isn’t your thing but you still want to be a part of the National Margarita Day festivities, consider drinking the margarita mix on ice, or even limeade. You could also choose to misinterpret the meaning of the day and enjoy a margherita pizza!
  • Consider watching a movie where a character drinks margaritas, such as Kill Bill 2 or Three Amigos. Even an early episode of Breaking Bad features Hank Schrader mixing what Skyler describes as a “mean margarita”.
  • You could also get really creative and paint a picture of a margarita, record a video of how to make good margaritas, or go out and purchase new margarita glassware.
  • One day a year not enough? You could simply choose to celebrate National Margarita Day throughout the year and drink margaritas whenever you dang well feel like it!

What about you? How will you celebrate National Margarita Day? Or won’t you? Comment below!

My Hot Take

I drink enough tequila where I don’t feel the need to make a specific point to consume margaritas on a made-up national day. Now, take an item like a bagel. I love bagels, but I rarely eat them. However, if there was a national bagel day (and I’d be shocked if there isn’t) then I would be more inclined to participate. But that’s not to take anything away from the margarita. Even a really crappy one is still pretty good. I’d like to give a shout-out to Jardin Corona in northern Austin, Texas, makers of my all-time favorite marg—a frozen margarita with Blue Curacao mixed in. It’s sweet, but it will mess you up if you aren’t careful.

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