Search For That Lost Shaker Of Salt: It's National Margarita Day

by BILLY GRAY · February 23, 2010

    The margarita: perhaps the only cocktail that could bring Jimmy Buffet and the Real Housewives of Orange County together under the same honky tonk roof. Today is National Margarita Day, so toss one back in celebration of Mexico's finest (legal) export.

    Personally, I respect the margarita for being the only way I can drink tequila without immediately running to the nearest toilet. It's also one of the few cocktails that imbibers can reinterpret for themselves (salt, no salt, frozen, unfrozen yadda yadda yadda) without inviting scorn from nearby booze snobs (you know, the type who will swat a martini out your hand if you order it with vodka and not the classic gin.)

    And despite the drink's reputation taking a hit from the association with Cancun buffoons getting hopped up on the stuff during spring break, today is the day to restore some class to the beverage. At least until you get to your third one.