February 22nd, 2022 is National Margarita Day.

National Today said "Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. The margarita — triple sec, tequila, and lime juice — was created in 1938 in Mexico and is widely considered the official drink of having fun. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, and that’s never truer than on National Margarita Day. So get out a shaker, pull out your frozen margarita machine, or head to your local watering hole and order a margarita. Up, on ice, or on the rocks, you can’t go wrong. Salud!"

Want to Stay Home and Make Your Own Marg for National Margarita Day?

I get it, maybe you don't want to go out on the town tonight and you want to try your hand at making your own marg on National Margarita Day. I figured I would share a recipe that was born right here in Shreveport-Bossier thanks to my buddy Scott Tarkowski.

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The Scotty Too Hotty Margarita Pairs Pineapple and Jalapenos for the Perfect Touch of Spice and Sweet.

Here is what I was told goes into the best margarita I have ever had:

Your favorite Tequila Blanco
Grand Marnier
Kosher Salt
Chili Powder
Jalapeños
Pineapple Juice
Limes/ Lime Juice
Pineapple wedges and additional jalapeño slice for garnish are optional

The measurements are:
Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lime
1 jalapeño slice
2 oz Tequila
3 oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz Grand Marnier

  • Rim glass with chili salt mixture. Take a wedge of lime and rim the cocktail glass, then apply the chili salt. You make the chili salt by mixing 2 tablespoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of chili powder.
  • Muddle the jalapeño slice with lime juice in a shaker.
  • Get a cup of ice in the same shaker and add the tequila, pineapple juice, and Grand Marnier. Shake it like a polaroid picture and pour it into the beautifully rimmed glass.
  • You can garnish it a jalapeño slice or a pineapple wedge if desired.
    I hope you find time to enjoy your patio with a Scotty Too Hotty Margarita.

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