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Happy National Margarita Day!

Happy National Margarita Day!

This morning I received a fun email about how people are celebrating National Margarita Day. I’m embarrassed to admit that I did not even know this was a thing. How could I have let this important day go uncelebrated? I may just have to add some extra days of margarita fun into the month to make up for my previous ignorance.

Anyway, as part of this occasion, the good people over at put together a survey all about the joys of margarita sampling and drink creation. For instance, did you know that 1 in 50 Americans owns a margarita machine? Neither did I. I just thought everyone used blenders. Surprise!

Naturally, they do address the “Frozen vs Rocks” debate. As you can see in the photo above, I’m a frozen girl. This is probably because I don’t love the taste of tequila, so the more frozen the more diluted the taste of alcohol is. Also, it reminds me of the virgin root beer or lemonade slushies we made when I was kid. How does the rest of the country weigh in on this debate?

“While 8% of Americans prefer margaritas on the rocks, 14% favor frozen margaritas. The other 78% of Americans probably love margaritas so much that they can’t decide.”

Are there margarita bars like the wine bars that have popped up around Los Angeles? Are there specialty spots where you can try different flavors mixed with different tequilas? I honestly don’t know, but if there aren’t places like this, one of you should make it happen.

Even without the special margarita zones, there are a couple of restaurants that have produced margaritas that have warmed my heart and teased my taste buds. Curious? In no particular order, my favorites are:

  1. Barra Saloon in Old Town San Diego
  2. Maggie’s Blue Rose Restaurant in Avalon on Catalina
  3. Father Rooster on Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

I can also give an honorable mention to Kay ‘n Daves in Culver City. While I’ve only sampled one item on their drinks menu, it was pretty tasty, and it would be a perfectly wonderful option for celebrating on this big day.

Update: After lunch today, I’m going to have to nominate El Compadre’s flaming banana margarita to my list of favorites!



If you are curious about seeing the full survey, you can head over to to read all about it. And, if you are celebrating, leave me a comment about your best concoctions and your favorite spots to imbibe.


20 Comments on National Margarita Day

  1. I love a good margarita. I was first introduced at an amazing venue in Ensenada, Mexico many years ago when a fish bowl size was most certainly not the norm. Still a massive fan today and bit gutted to realise I knew nothing about this

    • PatriciaSteffy // February 22, 2017 at 9:42 pm // Reply

      Oooh that sounds like an excellent way to be introduced to the drink! And you still have time to celebrate! I just had a flaming (literally, it was on fire) banana margarita that is going to have me coming back for more.

  2. Like you I had no idea this was a day. But hey any day is a good day for a Margarita. I actually love margaritas and my favorite flavors are mango or guava. Not many places make guava so when I find one that is a winner.
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    • PatriciaSteffy // February 23, 2017 at 2:26 am // Reply

      Those do sound good! I’m fairly standard most of the time — straight citrus — but my banana detour today has me thinking I need to step up my game!

  3. I totally didn’t know that 1 in 50 Americans owns a margarita machine. I thought blenders were the do all thing? I’m definitely a frozen margarita person so I’ll definitely try El Compadre just because the name is cool!

    • PatriciaSteffy // February 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm // Reply

      Right? Unless that’s the new name for blender — and then I can see it. It was a complete surprise. I wonder what it does that makes it special.

  4. I didn’t realize it was National Margarita Day until this post! I celebrated it during university but now that I live overseas I forget about these types of fun events. I love my margaritas on ice! I love tequila, actually!
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  5. I missed out on National Margarita Day, but Vacation starts tomorrow, so I am sure I will make up for it. I really love flavored margaritas! And I definitely do not have a margarita machine, but maybe I need one for this summer.
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    • PatriciaSteffy // February 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm // Reply

      Happy Vacation! It’s a great time to catch up on National Margarita Day and all of its new flavors (I saw a blue one on Instagram, and now I’m REALLY curious).

  6. This is like a complete thesis on Margarita! 🙂
    Didn’t know 1 in 50 Americans owns a machine! I really love margaritas with my favorite flavor being strawberries.
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  7. Haha, this is a holiday I can get behind! I also prefer frozen margaritas, and I actually prefer them made with mezcal rather than tequila. There is a Mexican restaurant near me that does very good mezcal margaritas. I also have a weakness for the margaritas at Disney World…
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  8. You shouldn’t be embarrassed to admit that! It seems there’s a National Day for everything these days. I like a margarita every which way, so I’m part of the 78%! Great fun read. Now, I want a frozen mango margarita… and a regular one on the rocks…..
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    • PatriciaSteffy // February 24, 2017 at 2:30 am // Reply

      LOL! There really does seem to be a National Day for everything. I’m hearing great things about mango margaritas — I haven’t given that one a go yet, and it’s becoming clear that I need to!

  9. Margarita day wooo! Should be a national holiday haha especially if 1 in 50 Americans own a margarita machine. That’s a shocking stat!

  10. Margarita Day sounds like a promising experience. A great heady experience indeed.Interesting statistics also about the Margarita preferences. Your suggestions all sound promising and make for a heady experience.
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