Time to break out the tequila and celebrate the drink!

National Margarita Day is February 22nd! Where does one find the best in Grand Junction? After polling a few locals and coworkers I came up with a list of where to find the best in town. But first, a little Margarita knowledge...

It's by far the most popular tequila-based drink in the US. Your basic margarita is tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Quality tequila and fresh lime juice is the key to making them extra tasty. Margaritas can be served on the rocks, frozen, or straight up.

There are several stories associated with the invention of the beverage. The most commonly accepted is one about."Carlos “Danny” Herrera, the owner of Tijuana restaurant Rancho La Gloria. He claims he invented the drink back in 1938. A young woman that hit the joint regularly, Marjorie King, said she was 'allergic' to all spirits except tequila but didn’t like to drink it straight. Herrera went to work starting with the tequila shot, which is taken with salt and lime and created the margarita. The drinks fame got a boost when in the December 1953 issue of Esquire magazine where the margarita cocktail was the featured “Drink of the Month”.

Wherever its origin it's become one of the most popular adult beverages in the country. Here are a few places around town to celebrate the drink and National Margarita Day!

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant- With two locations they're convenient regardless of what part of town you're in. Find them at 2560 North Avenue and at 2454 Highway 6 & 50. Happy Hour is 2 for 1s Monday through Friday 2 PM to 5 PM and they have several Margarita flavors to choose from.

Fiesta Guadalajara- The have locations with one in Grand Junction at 710 North Avenue. Fiesta Guadalajara is a family owned Mexican Restaurant with five locations in western Colorado. "Each location has the same menu, serving some of the most unique and refreshing margaritas..perfect for the end of a long day!" Well, there you go!

Aztecas- One of Grand Junction's top-rated Mexican restaurants they too have an extensive Margarita menu. Some of their unique flavors include...the Red Bull, Pink Lady, Cadillac, as well as Strawberry, Banana, Peach, and more!

You're favorite not on the list? Where do you go to get the perfect margarita? Don't forget to share your experience on social media! Grab a margarita and use the hashtag #NationalMargaritaDay! Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.

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