National Margarita Day
The margarita is one of America’s favorite cocktails. Margaritas are a blend of triple sec, tequila, and lime juice. If you’re a lover of margaritas, get excited for National Margarita Day.
National Margarita Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on February 22. There’s some dispute as to who invented the margarita, but many believe it was Carlos “Danny” Herrera. Herrera owned a restaurant in Baja, California in 1938, which was visited by famous Broadway dancer Marjorie King. She was allergic to spirits, but not tequila, so Herrera fixed her up what is believed to be the very first margarita.
Margaritas are made from tequila and tequila is made from agave. Alcoholic drinks made from agave date back to Aztec society in 1000 BC. Tequila was introduced in the 1500s, and the margarita followed in 1938. By 1953, margaritas grew to international popularity. Today, they’re considered the favorite cocktail of 76 percent of Americans.
At Verde Kitchen and Cocktails, we serve up outstanding margaritas made with 100 percent Blue Weber Agave Tequila, organic agave, and fresh-squeezed citrus. All of our syrups and infusions are house-made using our Greenhouse ingredients whenever possible.
This National Margarita Day, try our margaritas at Verde. We have a cucumber jalapeno margarita made from spicy pepper-infused Blanco tequila, fresh cucumber juice, fresh lime, and organic agave. We also have a tropical margarita infused with grilled pineapple, papaya, and mango. If you love strawberry, try our strawberry basil margarita made from house-made fresh strawberry syrup and muddled basil for balance.
This February 22, visit Verde Kitchen & Cocktails! We are located at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore, New York, and we look forward to celebrating National Margarita Day with you.