If you haven’t had a margarita since college spring break, it’s time to revisit this old favorite. Saturday is National Margarita Day, and bartenders have seriously moved on from those slushy, neon-green concoctions you used to order by the pitcher. Try one of these modern twists from across the country, or experiment on your own with this easy guideline.
“Follow this simple rule of thumb for balanced and delicious margaritas: 2-1-1. Two parts strong tequila, one part sweet and one part sour,” says Tad Carducci, co-founder of Tippling Bros. beverage consulting firm. Another tip: “If you always salt half the rim of your glass, you never have to ask your guests if they prefer a margarita with or without.”