On Wednesday, February 22, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants nationwide celebrated their favorite holiday, National Margarita Day. As the record holder for the World’s Largest Margarita with Lucky Rita in 2011, Margaritaville knows its margaritas and will celebrate the day with drink specials, a recipe contest with a Key West getaway awarded to the winner and the release of the recipe to Jimmy Buffett’s favorite margarita “The Perfect Margarita.”
Throughout the day, each location featured the winning margarita, offering fun food and margarita specials and extending a 22% discount on margarita-related merchandise. All patrons who were celebrating a 2/22 birthday received a $22.20 gift certificate to use during their visit and guests celebrating a 2/22/1922 birthday received complimentary food and beverage throughout the entire day!
Fun margarita-related facts:
- Margaritaville broke the world record for the World’s Largest Margarita (aptly named “Lucky Rita”) on October 14, 2011. Lucky Rita held over 8,500 gallons of the concoction and officially kicked-off the opening of Margaritaville’s first Casino in Las Vegas.
- Margaritaville restaurants served over 4 million margaritas last year alone.
- Margarita drinkers can thank the Greater Long-nosed Bat of Mexico, which pollinates the blue agave plants from which Tequila is distilled, making margaritas so spectacular.
For the third year, Margaritaville restaurants encouraged their Facebook fans to participate in the National margarita recipe contest by submitting their favorite recipes. The winning concoction were served on National Margarita Day at all restaurant locations in the U.S. through the end of the month. To become a Facebook fan visit: www.facebook.com/Margaritaville.
The Perfect Margarita (Jimmy’s favorite):
- 1 oz Margaritaville Gold Tequila
- .5 oz Margaritaville Silver Tequila
- .5 oz Triple Sec
- .5 oz Orange Curacao
- .5 oz Lime juice
- 2 Lime Wedges
Directions: Rim margarita glass with salt. Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Squeeze limes and add to tin. Shake vigorously and pour into a margarita glass and enjoy.
About Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville:
The atmosphere is inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, whose evocative songs inspire a cross-generational yearning for an island adventure. Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, consumer products, hotels and even a national radio station on SiriusXM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude.
Since launching its first location in Key West, Margaritaville has expanded to some of the most popular U.S. destinations, including: New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Glendale, Mohegan Sun Casino, Nashville, Chicago @ Navy Pier, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii. International locations can be found in Jamaica,Mexico, Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, the Republic of Panama and Canada. The first Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida opened July 2010 and Margaritaville opened its first casino @ The Flamingo in Las Vegas in October 2011. Coming Spring 2012 is a second Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Visit www.margaritaville.com for more information.