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Celebrate National Margarita Day With This Simple Recipe

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Photo by Alan Diaz/AP/REX/Shutterstock (6040079d) Bartender Rafaella Demelo, adds the sugar, 1.5 ounces of Leblon and a half lime cut in cubes with ice to the shaker as she goes through the final steps preparing a Caipirinha at Bulla, a Spanish gastro bar in Coral Gables, Fla. The caipirinha's sweet, tropical flavors may resemble a mojito, it's closer in spirit to a margarita, according to Luttman. As the caipirinha has gained popularity in many bars, particularly those that hosted viewing parties for Brazil's World Cup two years ago, some bartenders now mix variations of the cocktail with vodka or sake and add strawberries, oranges or other fruits Brazil National Drink, Coral Gables, USA
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* February 22 is National Margarita Day
* Learn how to make an easy margarita at home
* Have the right tools on hand to make a margarita any time of year

The timelines differ, but legend has it, the margarita was invented in the late 1930s or early 1940s in Mexico — either in Tijuana or Juarez, depending on what you read. The drink has since become a staple for house parties and Taco Tuesdays alike. And now, it’s even got its own national day.

jalapeno petes house margarita Image courtesy of Jalapeno Pete’s

Celebrate National Margarita Day (or any day, really) with this easy recipe from Jalapeño Pete’s – a popular Mexican restaurant in Studio City, CA.

Their House Margarita (pictured at left) is a customer favorite, and super easy to replicate at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

Jalepeno Pete’s House Margarita
2 oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
1 oz. Agave
1 oz. Damiana Liqueur
Slices of lime to garnish
Spicy margarita salt for rim

Pour the ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. Carefully strain into a glass (pre-rim with spicy salt if desired). Garnish with lime and serve over ice. Recipe is for a single serving.

1. Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila

Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila Image courtesy of Drizly

  

2. Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Agave

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3. Barvivo Professional Cocktail Shaker Set

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4. Halo del Santo Spicy Margarita Salt

spicy margarita salt rim Image courtesy of Amazon

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