National Margarita Day is today, and many restaurants are offering discounts on margaritas and other promotions to celebrate.
But first, where did this cocktail come from? There's a lot of debate over the origin of the 'rita. According to tequila brand Jose Cuervo, the first margarita was made in 1938 by a bartender hoping to "capture the heart" of Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa.
Another origin story credits Francisco "Pancho" Morales with inventing the drink on July 4, 1942, at Tommy's Place, a bar in Juárez, Mexico.
And yet another claims Dallas socialite Margarita Sames concocted the cocktail at her vacation home in Acapulco in 1948.
We may never know the truth. But with great National Margarita Day deals like this, does it matter?
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Bahama Breeze has more than 40 locations across 15 states. Today, the Caribbean-inspired chain is offering $2.22 classic margaritas.
Chevy's Fresh Tex Mex
On National Margarita Day, sip on a flight of Chevy's strawberry, mango and signature lime margaritas for $10.
Chili's Tequila Trifecta, Straw-Eddy Rita and Grand Romance Ritas are just $5 on National Margarita Day. Plus, you get to keep your "Rita with the Best" souvenir cup.
Through Feb. 27, try Chuy's "The Rock" Spicy 'Rita, made with Dwayne Johnson's Teremana Tequila infused with jalapenos and mixed with pineapple and lime juice.
Naturally, it's served on the rocks.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
Sip on $5 margaritas all day at Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. You can also enter Lime Fresh's sweepstakes to win free frozen margaritas for a year.
Los Chingones is turning National Margarita Day into a week-long affair with $5 margaritas through Feb. 27.
Add a flavor or popsicle from Chupacabra Paleta for an extra $1 or upgrade to a skinny or silver tequila-and-Cointreau cocktail or a Grand Marnier float for an additional $2.
Magic Hour, the rooftop bar at the Moxy hotel in New York's Times Square, is offering $10 margaritas.
Miller's Ale House
Today, Miller's Ale House is offering $2.22 margaritas. Or upgrade your house margarita with Sauza Hornitos tequila for another $2.22.
On The Border
On National Margarita Day, get a Grande House Margarita at On The Border for just $5. It's available in flavors like lime, mango, peach, strawberry, pineapple and more.
You can also grab a Sangria Swirl Margarita, a frozen house margarita made with homemade red sangria, for just $6.
Razzoo's Cajun Cafe
Razzoo's take on the margarita is the Mardi Rita, made with Silver tequila and available in fruity flavors like watermelon, strawberry, mango and peach.
It's available for $5 on National Margarita Day.
Today, Rosa Mexicano's 6-ounce frozen hibiscus margaritas are just $2 with a food purchase. (Customers are limited, perhaps sensibly, to three per person.)
Alcohol delivery service Saucey is serving up $5 off when first-time customers order with the code MARGDAY on Feb. 22.
To celebrate both National Margarita Day, Taco Cabana is today offering a $7 combo at its Texas locations that includes any flavor margarita (including dragonfruit, strawberry mango and blue Curaçao) and a Double Crunch Pizza.
Launched in December, the Double Crunch is two crispy tortillas layered with ground beef, refried beans, cheese and chipotle ranch dressing and topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese and sour cream.
You can also mix it up with shredded chicken or chorizo and egg instead of ground beef.
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