Celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd

National Margarita Day arrives on February 22nd, and although originally popularized in the USA, we’re thrilled that Australia has jumped on board to celebrate this joyous occasion. After all, who doesn’t love themselves a tasty margarita? Indeed, the boozy beverage is arguably more popular now than ever before (which is saying a lot since it was already quite popular). In fact, it ranks as the #1 cocktail in America, according to a recent consumer survey.

Needless to say, most Australians are likewise well acquainted with this classic libation, so it’s only natural that they imbibe in its honour. By the way, if you find yourself in Sydney this National Margarita Day, make sure you get yourself down to Bar Patrón in Circular Quay for $10 Margaritas all day! We’ll cheers to that!

avion tequila

Of course, a margarita isn’t worth its salted rim if there isn’t some delicious tequila involved. In lieu of your average bottom-shelf swill, consider two perennial favourites: Avión and Corralejo. Both deliver smooth taste and blatant quality, to say the least. Were it any other day, you might even want to skip out on the extra ingredients and just sip them neat.

 Corralejo Tequila

We covered Corralejo Tequila Reposado in a previous article, where we heaped praises upon its robust nose, mildly sweet body, and peppery finish. Meanwhile, Tequila Avión is one of the world’s foremost brands, and with good reason. Not only is the single-origin spirit crafted with the utmost tier of precision and expertise, but it comes in at a mere 69 calories per ounce. The result is a tequila that’s as guilt-free as it is delectable.

National Margarita Day

While we can once again attest that both Avion and Corralejo make for brilliant sippers in their own right, February 22nd is National Margarita Day, not National Tequila Day. Hence, we present some cocktail recipes for your consideration. Each one puts an inventive twist on the standard margarita and tastes all the more unforgettable as a result.

National Margarita Day Cocktail Recipes

La Chorreda

La Chorreda

Cocktail Creator: Ricardo Aguilar

Where to find: Pez Cantina ( Downtown Los Angeles)

Ingredients:

2 oz. Corralejo Reposado

.5oz Chareau

.5oz Blood Orange

.5oz Sour mix

Splash of Club Soda

1 Serrano Peppers 

Lacoberry Rita

Lacoberry Rita

Cocktail Creator: Mario Urtecho (Owner)

Where to find: La Comida 5100 Beltline Rd, Unit 796 Dallas, Texas 75254

Ingredients:

2 oz Corralejo Reposado

1 oz Pineapple Juice

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Cointreau

1/2oz agave nectar

4 fresh blackberries

AVIÓN ROSÉ MARG

Avión Rosé Marg

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask your bartender to make one

Ingredients:

2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar 

1/2 Part of Passion Fruit Liqueur

Directions: Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and strain in Collins glass with crushed ice. Top off with rosé.

PASSION FRUIT MARGARITA

Passion Fruit Margarita

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask your bartender to make one

Ingredients:

2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar 

1/2 Part of Passion Fruit Liqueur

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain over fresh ice in a tumbler glass. Garnish with lime.

 

SPICY CUCUMBER MARGARITA

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask your bartender to make one

Ingredients:

2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar

Slices of Cucumber & Jalapeño

Directions: Muddle 1-2 thin slices of jalapeño pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the lime and agave nectar juices.  Add the tequila and a handful of ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumbers and jalapeños.

Peach Margarita

Avión Peach Margarita

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask your bartender to make one

Ingredients:

2 parts Avión Silver

2 parts peach puree

1 part lime juice

½ part agave nectar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a peach wedge.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask your bartender to make one

Ingredients:

2 parts Avión Silver

2 parts fresh lime juice

1 part agave nectar

Sliced watermelon

Directions: Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Combine the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass with watermelon garnish.