The margarita is most popular cocktail in the U.S. What better way to celebrate the tasty drink than to party it up on “Margarita Day”, held annually on February 22.

Premium tequila maker Dos Lunas Tequila is encouraging everybody (above legal drinking age of course) to sit back and enjoy a delicious Dos Lunas Margarita.

The original Margarita recipe was invented in the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso region (where Dos Lunas is headquartered) on July 4, 1942 by Francisco “Pancho” Morales.

At the time, Francisco Morales was a bartender at a bar named Tommy’s Place. This is according to The Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide (a book that professional and home bartenders alike call the “Bible of Booze”).

Morales improvised the drink after a customer ordered a Magnolia, which was a drink recipe that Pancho was not familiar with. Morales only knew that the cocktail contained Cointreau.

The drink’s popularity immediately grew after Morales, who was an instructor at the local bartender’s school, began teaching the Margarita recipe to his students. The name Margarita is Spanish for “daisy.”

The original Margarita recipe is very simple. Start with 2 parts silver tequila, 1 part Triple Sec, and 1 part fresh lime juice). Like most cocktails, there are numerous variations out there but tequila lovers enjoy them all. variations of this delicious recipe. Happy Margarita Day! [via]