Community & Culture | Feb. 14, 2022

National Margarita Day: A Margarita for Every Occasion

Sometimes your schedule just isn’t as nimble as the Margarita, so we’ve put together some excellent options to help you find the time, and recipe, to help celebrate National Margarita Day.

With suggestions from the Academia Education team, we’ve identified some Margaritas best enjoyed in the window of time you have available. Enjoying in a brunch setting? We got you. Looking to shake up something refreshing after a long day at work? We can help. Need a new trusty night-cap option? There’s a Margarita for that.

Whenever you find the time, we hope you enjoy the versatile and refreshing Margarita. We’ll be celebrating throughout the day, and sharing some tagged variations on Instagram, so make sure to follow along @academia_patron!

Egor Polonskiy | Manager of Trade Education & Mixology, West Region

Margarita Occasion:
Food friendly, to enjoy with a meal

There are couple approaches to make cocktails food-friendly. Here’s a BBQ-Smoked Margarita that compliments the food being served, especially if it’s roasted, seared or BBQ’ed — anything with bold flavor.

The flavors of smoke and BBQ savoriness make the classic, citrusy ingredients of this Margarita shine in the summer sun.

BBQ Smoked Margarita


1.5 oz Patrón Reposado
.5 oz Citrónge Orange Liqueur
.5 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Agave syrup
3 drops Liquid smoke
+ 1:1 BBQ rub & salt rim


In a shaker tin with ice, add all ingredients and shake to chill.
Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel and BBQ rub & salt rim.

Steph Teslar | Manager of Trade Education & Mixology, East Region

Margarita Occasion:
Winding down after a long day

A light & refreshing Margarita that puts a refreshing twist on the classic with cucumber and coconut water.

The Cucumber Coconut Margarita is one of my favorite Margaritas recipes for enjoying on a patio over lunch or brunch. I love the hydration and lightness that the coconut water brings to the drink, and it pairs perfectly with the gentle herbaceous notes of the cucumber.

The best thing about enjoying a coconut drink is having the sun shining and the breeze blowing, so I suggest enjoying this Margarita perhaps with a delicious brunch, or spending some time outside on a beautiful afternoon. Cucumber and coconut together just makes any day feel like a spa day with friends.


1.5 oz Patrón Silver
2 oz Coconut water
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
7 Thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish


Combine all ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill.

Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.

Stephen Halpin | Manager of Trade Education & Mixology, Central Region

Margarita Occasion:
Winding down after a long day

After a long workday the last thing I want to do is make things any more complicated.

For me, the simple Azalea Margarita ticks the boxes of simple and delicious. It’s also easy to use the batch guide on Cocktail Lab and multiply out the recipe and make this by the pitcher if you’re having some friends join you.

A floral twist on the Margarita that’s light, refreshing and sweet enough to be the centerpiece of any cocktail hour.


1.5 oz Patrón Silver
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
1 oz Pineapple juice
.5 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Grenadine


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
Strain into a rocks glass

Are you doing something great for National Margarita Day? Tag us in all your Patrón festivities so we can share and inspire someones next mix!

Stay tuned here and on Instagram for great margarita and tequila related education opportunities.

Enjoy your National Margarita Day, we know we will!