February 22 is National Margarita Day – Where to Celebrate in the Orlando Area

February 22 is National Margarita Day

Who doesn’t like a nice cold margarita? Whether you like yours frozen or on the rocks, there’s a flavor for just about every taste bud.

Today, February 22, is National Margarita Day, celebrating the drink that was first invented in 1948.

According to legend, a socialite named Margarita Sames created the first margarita at her hacienda in Acapulco, Mexico. She mixed together tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice, which today remains the basic recipe for a margarita.

Over 60 years later, the margarita is one of the top 3 cocktails in the U.S., and, according to the Food Network, on average, over 185,000 margaritas are consumed every hour in this country.

Whew! That’s a lot of wasting away in Margaritaville.

Several restaurants are celebrating the day with margarita drink specials. So grab some friends and check out these deals:

bartaco – Dr. Phillips
Enjoy margarita specials all day, including the limited-time Chai-Chicha-Rita.

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen – Lake Nona
Enjoy a Garden Rita, made with Mini Bell Pepper, Cilantro, Cucumber, Lemon, Cointreau Liqueur, Roca Patrón Silver Tequila for $11.

Chuy’s – All Central Florida Locations
$1 floaters and $1 off seasonal Frozen Blackberry and Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas all day.

Cocina 214 – Winter Park
Enjoy drink specials during happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm.

K Resturant & Wine Bar – Orlando
Enjoy $4 classic margaritas all day.

Margaritaville – Universal Orlando CityWalk
Hosting a Margarita-making class at 4pm, and a huge margarita toast at 5pm.

On the Border – All Central Florida Locations
Serving up $2 house margaritas all day, and $5 Patron shots.

Paradiso 37 – Disney Springs
Enjoy The P37 Swirl, their famous Paradiso 37 Margarita swirled with their famous Red Sangria for $10.

Rocco’s Tacos – Dr. Phillips
Serving up $6 margaritas and $16 pitchers all day.


Do you have any favorite places in Central Florida to enjoy a margarita? Let us know in the comments.

However and wherever you celebrate National Margarita Day, please do so responsibly and never drink and drive.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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