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National Margarita Day

February 22, 2020

National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22nd every year as a way to honor this well known and frequently enjoyed cocktail.

The fact of the matter is no one really knows when the margarita was invented, but it is believed to have been sometime around WWII. One of the most common origin stories associated with this cocktail is that it was invented by Rancho La Gloria restaurant owner Carlos Herrera in 1938. This idea is contradicted by many that claim it was invented by Don Carlos Orozco in October 1941. He was working as a bartender at Hussong’s Cantinia in Mexico – a daughter of a German ambassador named Margarita Henkel walked in and requested a special drink. He then whipped up equal parts tequila, orange liqueur and lime and placed it in a salt rimmed glass. He named the special drink after her. What is known is that the first printed recipe was in the December 1958 issue of Esquire.

Join us at Tii Gavo and View 180 as we celebrate with our premier Crystal Margarita and a variety of other signature margaritas, including the High-Desert Cadillac which features the renowned Prickly Pear that is indigenous to our area.

  • Date: February 22, 2020
  • Time: 11am – 10pm
  • Location: Tii Gavo & View 180
  • Featured Margaritas: Crystal Margarita: Herradura Ultra Añejo, Fortaleza Still-Strength Tequila, Orange-Lime Oleo-Saccharum. Clarified, served over Magic Crystal Ice Cube.