Celebrate National Margarita Day in New York City

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold margarita with a perfectly salted rim. It’s so enjoyable, in fact, that National Margarita Day was formed in the drink’s honor.

National Margarita Day takes place tomorrow, February 22 and this year that falls on a Friday — giving you even more reason to celebrate. We rounded up the best deals and recipes for you to enjoy on the holiday.

$12 Yellow Tomato Margaritas courtesy of Bar Specialist Cameron Shaw — packed full of flavor with Tromba Blanco tequila, tomato thyme jam, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil, garnished with yellow tomatoes and jalapeños.

2-for-1 for $8 Classic Margarita and/or Cadillac Margarita — served in the bar area all evening long, as well as a new flaming (& boozy) margarita dessert for $15 for your sweet tooth fix. Filled with alternating layers of strawberry and margarita mouse complete with lime, tequila and grand marnier, the Flaming Strawberry Margarita Mousse is served with macerated strawberries and flambeed tableside, courtesy of Pastry Chef Paola Marocchi

Whether you like them on the rocks, frozen, spicy or plain, National Margarita Day should be honored every year. On Saturday, February 22nd, Añejo will be offering guests two margarita flights to appease every kind of margarita fan out there. For spice-enthusiasts, the Tanteo Spicy Margarita Flight ($19) will feature jalapeño, chipotle and habañero margaritas, and The Standard Flight ($25) will feature blanco, añejo, mezcal, and jalepeño margaritas for those seeking a little bit of everything.

Created by Evan Hawkins, Broken Shaker, New York, NY

2 oz Tres Agaves Organic Reposado Tequila

1 oz fresh lime juice

.25 Agave Nectar

1 oz raspberry oat milk reduction

3 dashes chocolate molé bitters

Created by Evan Hawkins, Broken Shaker, New York, NY

2 oz Tres Agaves Organic Anejo Tequila

1 oz fresh lime juice

.25 Agave Nectar

1 bar spoon of orange marmalade

3 dashes tiki bitters

Created by Evan Hawkins, Broken Shaker, New York, NY

2 oz Tres Agaves Organic Blanco Tequila

1 oz fresh lime juice

.5 oz Agave nectar

.75 oz pear purée

3 dashes of spicy bitters

1.5 oz of COÇA PURA

1 oz of fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz Cointreau

.05 oz pomegranate simple syrup

Rim: Hibiscus sugar and Rock Salt

Garnish: 1 dehydrated blood orange and Rosemary

2 oz. JAJA Reposado Tequila

½ oz. Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice

½ oz. Fresh-squeezed Lemon Juice

½ oz. Fresh-squeezed Orange Juice

¼ oz. Agave Syrup

Tajin Lime Wedge

Dry Ice Smoke

Flavor Notes/Description:

Fresh, light, a purist approach to a Margarita.

A vibrant, natural play on a Margarita that is primarily fresh juice and Tequila.

Recipe:

1 ½ oz. Tanteo® Blanco Tequila

3/4 oz. Ginger Liqueur

1/2 oz. Turmeric Simple Syrup

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions:Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Rocks Glass Garnish with a lemon wedge and a ginger slice

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz Cointreau

2 oz Blanco Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

HOW TO MAKE THE OG MARGARITA

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Ingredients:

.75 oz of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

1.5 oz of Espolon Reposado

1 oz of Fresh Lime Juice

.25 oz of Agave Nectar

Garnish: Lime Wheel

Salt Optional

Instructions: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel for a Grand twist on your classic margarita.

A unique twist on a classic, featuring Cincoro Blanco perfectly balanced with citrus and agave nectar. Served over ice.

2 oz Cincoro Blanco Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz Cointreau

¼ oz Agave Nectar

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a Double Old-Fashioned glass

Garnish: Lime Wheel

Recipe:

2 ounces Los Arangos Blanco

1 ounce lime juice

½ ounce ginger simple syrup

3 slices fresh cut jalapeño

Tajín for rim

Method:

Rim your glass with Tajín

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake to chill and combine ingredients

Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice

Garnish & Enjoy!

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