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National Margarita Day offers tropical break

March 15, 2018
There is a 'day' for just about everything, and if you enjoy margaritas, Feb. 22 is your day. Shown is a classic margarita, typically made with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, shaken and served in a salt-rimmed glass.

“When the tequila runs out, we’ll be drinking champagne,” sings the band Dawes.

Thursday could be the day.

Feb.. 22 is National Margarita Day.

Restaurants are stocking up on tequila, triple sec, limes and salt.

And happy hours are kicking off the weekend early.

Jimmy Buffett should be proud.

The stories of the magarita’s invention are legion.

But ask anyone eagerly searching for their lost shaker of salt, or some salty chips to chase with a margarita, and they likely will not care.

Just keep ’em coming - within reason, of course.

Some restaurants and bars got their celebrations going early, announcing special offers of the drink one might more likely equate with a sunny day, poolside if possible.

But if ever one needs to dream of a tropical getaway, February might be that time.

Bahama Breeze is offering its “wildly popular” $2.22 Classic Margarita offer on Thursday.

The 67 percent discount means three Classic Margaritas for the regular price of one. (Might want to line up your designated driver before imbibing.)

National Margarita Day is also the kick-off to Bahama Breeze’s annual Viva la ’Rita. Visit its Instagram site for more details.

And if you want a manicure to match your cocktail:

The Caribbean restaurant is offering a collection of margarita-inspired nail polish colors in three shades: Hot for Hibiscus; (Blood) Orange Ya Thirsty?!; and On the Rocks, a lime color inspired by the restaurant’s Classic Margarita.

A limited quantity will be available at sophinailpolish.com/margaritas starting 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 22 as well as in-restaurant on a first come, first served basis.

In celebration of National Margarita Day Mad Mex is extending its Happy Hora prices on all sizes of House Margs - small ($3), medium ($5) or big azz ($7), original or fruity, frozen or on the rocks.

It’s also running a related contest, if you are interested in serving as its “ambazzador.”

Enjoy, and maybe pencil in a siesta.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.