The 6 Best Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

February 22nd may be your favorite holiday that you've never heard of: National Margarita Day!

Whether you enjoy it on the rocks, refreshingly frozen or with an extra shot, today is the day to celebrate the most popular tequila cocktail, the margarita! So get out the sombreros, put on some salsa music and kick your National Margarita Day party into high gear with a fun atmosphere and delicious margaritas made with your favorite Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®. Try out this collection of recipes ranging from the classic to the exotic!

1. The Classic Margarita  
For National Margarita Day it's a good idea to start with the original before moving onto the unique and fun variations people have made through the years. Begin with a frozen version of the simple lime, tequila, liqueur and sugar cocktail. Here's what you need:

  • 4 1/2 ounces tequila 
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur 
  • 3 ounces lime juice 
  • 1/2 ounces simple syrup 
  • Ice 
  • Your frozen concoction maker. 

Start by filling your frozen concoction maker's ice reservoir to the appropriate line. Next pour the tequila, simple syrup, liqueur and lime juice into the party machine's blender jar. Simply hit the machine's switch to shave the ice and blend the drink. In no time you'll have a pitcher full of this delicious sour and sweet cocktail. Serve in a margarita glass with a slated rim for that complex taste. It's the perfect Feb. 22 cocktail!

Sometimes you just need a margarita.

2. Strawberry Margarita 
While the classic lime margarita is characterized by its unique tart flavor, the second most popular margarita type - the strawberry marg - is known for being a bit sweeter. Try making this tasty red drink at home with this easy recipe: 

  • 4 1/2 ounces tequila 
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice 
  • 3 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 3 ounces strawberry daiquiri mix 
  • 1 splash strawberry or berry liqueur
  • Ice. 

Combine liquid ingredients in your frozen concoction maker's blender jar. Serve in a margarita or hurricane glass and make sure you garnish it with a fresh strawberry or two. Unlike the classic margarita, this drink may go better with a sugar rim than a salt one. 

3. Key West Margarita 
This Margaritaville® brand original margarita combines the tasty south-of-the-border-flavors of a traditional margarita with the tropical flair of every Parrothead's favorite Floridian island. Experiment with this recipe at home this National Margarita Day. 

  • 4 1/2 ounces of tequila 
  • 3 ounces melon liqueur
  • 3 ounces piña colada mix 
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice 
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice 
  • 3 splashes grenadine 
  • Ice. 

Load up your frozen concoction maker's ice reservoir and pour the remaining ingredients in the blender jar. Then just shave and blend your drink to perfection.

Put a little Key West in your glass this winter.

4. Spicy Margarita 
Most margaritas already have sweet and sour covered, so why not add a new flavor to the mix? Try one of the increasingly popular spicy cocktails. Combine these ingredients for something a little hot on Feb. 22: 

  • 3 ounces tequila 
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur 
  • 1 1/2 ounces pepper liqueur or jalapeno tequila 
  • 1 pinch chipotle chili powder
  • 1 splash simple syrup 
  • 3 ounces lime juice 
  • Jalapenos and limes 
  • Ice. 

Pour the tequila, liqueur, powder, syrup and juice into your frozen concoction maker. Hit the switch to shave the ice and blend your spicy drink. Serve in small glasses and garnish with lime wedges and slices of jalapenos. For a little extra kick, dust the rims with cayenne pepper salt. 

5. AvocadoRita 
Another Margaritaville® brand original margarita, this recipe combines the cool taste of avocado with the strong flavors of tequila and traditional margarita ingredients. It's a great option for anyone who's tired of winter and looking for a summery drink this National Margarita Day. 

  • 3/4 medium ripe, pitted avocado
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • Ice. 

Sweet and creamy, this unique drink is bound to be a hit at any party you throw. Consider serving it alongside another tasty avocado creation: guacamole. These two avocado dishes are different in flavor but both complement a good party.

Use avocado in your dip and your frozen concoction maker.

6. Mango Berry Margarita 
Even more summery than the taste of avocado is the year-round tropical flavor of a fresh mango. Why not try a mango margarita mixed with berries this holiday? Here's what you'll need: 

  • 4 1/2 ounces mixed berries, fresh or frozen (blackberries, raspberries and strawberries)
  • 1 ounce lime juice 
  • 4 1/2 ounces mango chunks, fresh or frozen 
  • 2 ounces simple syrup 
  • 4 1/2 ounces tequila 
  • 3 ounces citrus liqueur
  • Ice 
  • Your party machine. 

Combine ingredients with the help of your frozen concoction maker and have fun with garnishing. Cover your drink in berries and fresh fruits for extra flavor and fun. 

Please drink responsibly and follow all drinking laws this National Margarita Day.