Margaritas are the fun, fruity Mexican cocktails that are a class apart from your regular happy hour shots. Served in a straight-sided glass, the beverage is as much a treat for the eyes as to the gut.

Nothing gets better than knocking down a glass of classic margarita -- a mix of Tequila, a squeeze of lemon juice, and orange liquor -- after a long tiring day. In case you are looking to get a bit creative, fresh cranberries and coconut are the ideal options to turn to. This timeless and festive drink is often laced with external sweeteners such as corn or agave syrup.

National Margarita Day, which is observed on Feb. 22, brings an opportunity for cocktails lovers to binge-drink Margaritas. To mark this occasion here is an easy recipe for the beverage that is sure to put you in a good spirit. (Courtesy:


  • Tequila- 1 jigger
  • Lime juice- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 1/4 cups
  • Orange extract- 1/4 tbsp
  • Ice
  • Kosher salt
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Agave syrup or stevia


  • Take a cocktail shaker and combine tequila, lime juice, water, orange extract, agave syrup and some ice. Alternatively, you can blend them in a food processor until well combined
  • Give the ingredients a good shake if you aren't running them in a blender
  • Wet the rim of the margarita glass with lime juice
  • Pour crushed ice into the glass if desired. If not, simply pour the mixture into the glass and garnish with lemon wedges.

Here are a few quotes about Margaritas to mark the occasion. (Courtesy: Bustle)

  • "If life gives you limes, make margaritas"- Jimmy Buffet
  • "We usually have Margaritas on Thursdays, but since it's Tuesday I will make an exception."- Chelsea Handler
  • "It's 4:58 on Friday afternoon. Do you know where your margarita is?"- Amy Neftzger
  • "Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much better if the salt accompanies a large margarita." -Maxine
  • "There's really no wrong way to use a margarita pool."- Will Forte
  • "To remove blood stains from your conscience, try frozen margaritas."- Demetri Martin
  • "A good margarita, a good red wine, I like expensive alcohol, but not a lot of it."- Denise Richards
  • "If liking Katy Perry and drinking margaritas is gay, then who wants to be straight?!" - James Franco
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