The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Celebrate International Margarita Day on February 22

It’s just a few days until International Margarita Day which is celebrated every year on February 22.

It honours the margarita – one of the world’s most popular classic cocktails, with a mysterious origin.

Stories say it was invented at Rancho La Gloria, in Tijuana, Mexico, when Carlos “Danny” Herrera created the recipe for Marjorie King, a Ziegfield dancer who had a distinct allergy to many spirits.

However, according to, some say it was invented in Galveston, Texas by Santos Cruz for a favourite patron of his, singer Patty Lee.

Whatever the history, margaritas typically contain tequila, orange liqueur and citrus juice and there are several types to satisfy a variety of flavour preferences including sweet, sour, spicy, or bitter.

Monday might not be everyone’s favourite day to whip up a margarita – but why not? For recipes, plus more on International Margarita Day, click here.

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