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Celebrate National Margarita Day With This Simple Recipe

* 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.

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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

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2. Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Agave


3. Barvivo Professional Cocktail Shaker Set


4. Halo del Santo Spicy Margarita Salt

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