Who knew? But I am always more than willing to join in the celebration of an important national holiday! The origins of this obscure festival are unclear (possibly occasioned by the consumption of too many of the star concoctions) but its existence was verified by the BevX.com newsletter weekly update that landed in my inbox.
Singled out in this week-long tequila fest, is the actual National Margarita Day, February 22, which means that our nation’s founding father, George Washington shares his birthday with Mexico’s greatest (or at least most famous) contribution to the cocktail lexicon.
So what better time to enjoy a tasty adult libation…or two? Easy to pimp lower carb for a SplendaRita (or if you prefer SteviaRita) by simply replacing half the Cointreau with water plus a packet of sweetener. (Or if you’re really keeping a tight rein on carbs and can’t even spare enough for the lime juice and tablespoon of liqueur, go for the No Carb mix version.)
Have a safe and sane National Margarita Week!