History of National Margarita Day

February 22nd is National Margarita Day and celebrated annually. Per Todd McCalla, this date was chosen just for a simple reason to celebrate it.

Margaritas are great served cold or icy on a hot summer day in the beach. Hmm… Just imagine the thought . . . the feeling . . . cool breeze in your face and that cool lemon-touched tequila drink on one hand… Ahhh!

Then that flashback sound effect killed your moment. It’s February. Not even spring yet (unless you’re presently relaxing in Miami, Hawaii or other hot countries, good for you).

And so the day for margaritas was created…
(although you can just open a chilled bottle anytime sans the sunny beach. Haha.)

The man behind Margarita Day

National Margarita Day was created by Todd McCalla, an Ohio native and commercial real estate agent in Nashville. He loves margarita so much that he decided to create a special day just for it. According to him, February is a “sad, gray time of year for people and it’d be worth brightening it up with a margarita.” (1)

I really like margaritas and kind of got frustrated with all the low quality mixes with high fructose corn syrup.

Todd McCalla, phone interview with Mic online digital news

The 22nd of February was chosen for the day of margaritas to spread McCalla’s love for “this sacred tequila, triple sec and lime drink” across the globe. “Friendship, good times and memories of somewhere warmer are all great reasons to enjoy a margarita.” (2)

(1) Bratskeir, Kate. (2017, February 22). When you learn about the creator of National Margarita Day, you’ll want to celebrate even harder. Retrieved from https://mic.com/articles/169195/when-you-learn-about-the-creator-of-national-margarita-day-youll-want-to-celebrate-even-harder/.
(2) McCalla, Todd. (n.d.). Learn About National Margarita Day – Feb. 22. Retrieved February 10, 2019 from https://nationalmargaritaday.com/about/.

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