It’s National Margarita Day: Are you searching for your lost shaker of salt?
With this gray, mucky weather, there’ll be no nibblin’ on sponge cake / watchin’ the sun bake on this year’s National Margarita Day. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Whether you stick with a bottle of tequila, a lime wedge and some salt on the back of your hand or go HAM with one of La Cava del Tequila’s crazy creations (see page 2), there’s no excuse for remaining agave-free today. (And if you do feel like going out, check out our gallery of 17 places to celebrate.)
First up: The master of the margarita (not to be confused with The Master and Margarita) is, obviously, Jimmy Buffett. The Hawaiian-shirted lord of middle-class misrule has his own branded chain of tequila fueling stations, but if you’re grounded on a coral reefer and can’t make it all the way to Universal, the fine folks repping Margaritaville have shared their version of the Perfect Margarita:
Add Margaritaville Gold Tequila, citrus sour and Cointreau to a shaker with no ice. Shake and pour into iced glass. Add a float of Gran Gala. Garnish with a sugar rim and a lime wheel.