Drink Up, It’s National Margarita Day!
Hey Alexa, play “Tequila”
The margarita – made with triple sec, tequila, and lime juice – is celebrated every February 22 for National Margarita Day. Invented in Mexico in the 1930s, margaritas are one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in the U.S.
This fruity and intoxicating drink comes in every flavor imaginable, and luckily there are many companies that create prepared ones for us to enjoy.
Rancho La Gloria
Carlos “Danny” Herrera created his company, Rancho La Gloria, in Tijuana, México in 1938. After learning that one of his customers, Marjorie King, was allergic to spirits, Herrera decided to create a drink named after her. Instead of using spirits, he used tequila, and thus the margarita was born.
Today, Rancho La Gloria creates ready-to-make margarita mixes. These drinks come in classic flavors like strawberry and lime, as well as popsicles and canned cocktails for portable (and responsible) fun.
Their company gained a cult following with enthusiasts loving the authentic and distinct taste of the 100% Blue Weber Agave. This makes perfect sense, too, because their tequila is made in Tequila, Mexico.
Rancho La Gloria also expanded their brand by making, AgaVida, an agave-based wine. Their wine comes in four flavors: strawberry, green apple, mango, and peach, all of which have only 80 calories per serving. Their subtly sweet but delicious wines can be found at local grocery stores nationwide.
Here are some ways you can support their brand on National Margarita Day and beyond:
Make some recipes found on their website:
Their 10-second recipes make spicing up their mixes fun and easy.
Here’s how to make their Spicy Watermelon Margarita:
- Tajin Seasoning
- Jalapeño and watermelon slices
- Rancho La Gloria watermelon mix
- Wet the rim of your glass using lime juice
- Coat the rim with Tajin
- Add ice and Rancho La Gloria margarita mix
- Add a slice of jalapeño and watermelon
Most of these recipes use similar ingredients like Tajin and lime, but you can definitely add more flair to make a custom margarita.
Celebrate with your friends
National Margarita Day is also the perfect time to have your friends over, order some of your favorite tacos, and hang out.
Follow their social media for updates on limited edition items.
Rancho La Gloria makes limited edition margarita bottles that are decorated for specific holidays. In November, they created Dia de Los Muertos-inspired bottles, so be sure to follow their social media to stay updated on their special flavors.
There have been many people who have claimed to be the inventors of the margarita, however, not all of them created an entire brand for them. As of 2020, Rancho La Gloria ranked in the top 10 list of wine brands in the U.S.
Blistey is a Black-owned directory and lifestyle brand that focuses on BIPOC businesses within our communities and the intersectionality of Blackness. We are also a resource for other businesses who want to do business within our community.