Today is National Margarita Day!

three varieties of margaritas

Today, February 22, is National California Day, National Chili Day, National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, and National Margarita Day. To celebrate, we’re providing you with recipes for margarita, chili, and sweet potatoes. Also, a number of restaurants are offering inexpensive or free margaritas to help you get your party on. So drink up!

Want to cook at home? Here’s a recipe for West Texas Chili, as well as a recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon.

The classic margarita recipe in the December 1953 issue of Esquire magazine was:

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • Dash of Triple Sec
  • Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon

Pour over crushed ice, stir.  Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt—pour, and sip.


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