Raise a glass to National Margarita Day in Vegas

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There’s a holiday for just about everything these days. There’s a National Pistachio Day, National Bagels & Lox Day and even a National Stuffed Mushroom Day. While most people aren’t celebrating any of those days with big parties, there is a real reason to party on Feb. 22. It’s National Margarita Day — and whether you enjoy the classic variety or the frozen, the traditional or a fruity flavor — bars around Las Vegas are celebrating this tasty mix of tequila, triple sec and lime.

Pineapple Chipotle Margarita

Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at the Luxor celebrates National Margarita Day with two-for-one Top Shelf margaritas from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. T&T’s signature Top Shelf margarita, made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional, organic agave nectar, Grand Marnier and margarita mix, prepared in-house daily from fresh squeezed limes, is served on the rocks with a salted rim.

Guests won’t need to wait for happy hour to enjoy great drink specials this National Margarita Day. On Friday, Feb. 22, Rhumbar at The Mirage will celebrate the festive date by offering buy-one-get-one pineapple chipotle margaritas all day. The signature cocktail is made with Ambhar Tequila, Dutch Orange Curaçao, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice and Monin pineapple chipotle syrup. The finishing touch is a dash of Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce, making it the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.

The tequila will pour at Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on National Margarita Day.  Every day is Margarita Day at Cabo Wabo Cantina with more than half a dozen margarita selections including Mango Picante, Margarita Verde and the signature Waborita. The bar will honor the margarita by serving up $8 house margaritas all day. Partygoers can pair their festive libations with Cabo Wabo’s savory Baja Mex fare including tequila shrimp and cilantro jalapeño chicken.

Señor Frog’s Las Vegas at Treasure Island will host a National Margarita Day fiesta with food and drink specials.  In honor of Mexico’s signature drink, the party bar will offer its famous margarita yards at the discounted price of $22. Partygoers can try fun cocktails including the Mother Frogger margarita and Cadillac margarita while reveling in the party atmosphere filled with karaoke, conga lines and live music. The party bar will keep the fun going from 3 to 6 p.m. with two-for-one drink specials including signature cocktails, draft beers and mixed well drinks.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at the Flamingo will celebrate the big day with $5 Who’s to Blame margaritas, 10 percent off margarita-themed merchandise in the store and more.

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village will be pouring $4 Casa Ritas, made from Giro Tequila by Sauza, Cointreau and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

All day Friday, Feb. 22, Hussong’s Cantina at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place will offer buy one, get one free deals on the Original Margarita, a two-ounce pour of 100 percent blue agave tequila with fresh squeezed lime and agave nectar. The restaurant and bar will turn up the heat and party in a daylong celebration in honor of the famed drink with special help from live Rock N’ Roll Mariachis.

Stations Casinos celebrates National Margarita Day on Feb. 22 with 99-cent house margaritas at all casino bars.

In honor of National Margarita Day as well as National Tortilla Chip Day (Feb. 24), Pink Taco at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers a weekend of delicious fare and fun including an Ultimate Taco challenge, $5 Sauza Blue margaritas for ladies and entertainment, Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 24. The restaurant presents the beast of all food face-offs, the Ultimate Taco ($24). Totaling a whopping three and a half pounds, with one pound being meat, the taco includes a 25-inch crispy taco shell filled with refried beans, rice, shredded chicken, steak, carnitas, lettuce, Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. The Ultimate Taco is served with a complimentary Sauza Blue margarita. Patrons who finish the entire entrée in 30 minutes or less earn bragging rights and will get the dish for free.

Kristine McKenzie

It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.

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