Time to Party on Margarita Day

margarita glass
Courtesy of: Dos Lunas

The margarita is most popular cocktail in the U.S. What better way to celebrate the tasty drink than to party it up on “Margarita Day”, held annually on February 22.

Premium tequila maker Dos Lunas Tequila is encouraging everybody (above legal drinking age of course) to sit back and enjoy a delicious Dos Lunas Margarita.

Although here are other legacy accounts, the original Margarita recipe was invented in the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso region (where Dos Lunas is headquartered) on July 4, 1942 by Francisco “Pancho” Morales.

At the time, Francisco Morales was a bartender at a bar named Tommy’s Place. This is according to The Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide (a book that professional and home bartenders alike call the “Bible of Booze”).

Morales improvised the drink after a customer ordered a Magnolia, which was a drink recipe that Pancho was not familiar with. Morales only knew that the cocktail contained Cointreau.

The drink’s popularity immediately grew after Morales, who was an instructor at the local bartender’s school, began teaching the Margarita recipe to his students. The name Margarita is Spanish for “daisy.”

The original Margarita recipe is very simple. Start with 2 parts silver tequila, 1 part Triple Sec, and 1 part fresh lime juice). Like most cocktails, there are numerous variations out there but tequila lovers enjoy them all. variations of this delicious recipe. Happy Margarita Day!

Here is a healthy, modern version of an excellent classic recipe for a Dos Agaves Margarita (makes 1 Margarita)

– 1/2 ounce Agave Nectar (available at your local grocery or health food store)
– 2 ounces Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila, all natural and made from 100 percent Blue Agave
– 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila, agave nectar and lime juice. Shake the mixture vigorously, and finally strain into a glass.

Dos Lunas Tequila was launched in 2006 and produces a line of award-winning ultra-premium handcrafted tequila made from 100% of the finest Blue Agave. Each Dos Lunas product is bottled and filled by hand: Dos Lunas Silver ($36.99), Dos Lunas Reposado ($44.99), Dos Lunas Anejo ($49.99), and Dos Lunas Grand Reserve ($2,500).

Dos Lunas Tequila is headquartered in El Paso, TX, and their tequila is all-natural and chemical free. Dos Lunas is also 100% pesticide free and is available in over 25 states in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.doslunas.com or call (866) DE-AGAVE