As if you need a reason to drink a margarita I'll give you one. Happy Margarita Day!

Whether you like it on the rocks or frozen, salt or sugar, margaritas are, well in my opinion, the bomb diggity. As we celebrate this day, here are a few recipes I found to help you make the perfect margarita.

According to this DIY Margarita Mix is the perfect mix to make.

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 limes)

For each margarita:
2 ounces homemade margarita mix
2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce orange liqueur
1 tsp agave nectar (optional)
lime wedges/slices for garnish (optional)

To make the margarita mix; heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice. Leftovers will keep 7-10 days in a jar in the fridge.

To make margaritas, combine 2 ounces mix, 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce orange liqueur, and a teaspoon of agave nectar if you like. Shake well, strain into ice filled margarita glass. Garnish with lime slices.

To make frozen margaritas, freeze the lime mix into ice cubes. Blend the ice cubes with chilled tequila and orange liqueur until uniformly slushy.

The website also has recipes for margarita cupcakes and jello- shots. Always remember to drink responsibility and never drink and drive.

Now I know all you moms (and dads too) had kids home from school today, so this recipe may come in handy. Heck, call other moms over for a play date and while the kids are busy you can bake and drink your way through the rest of the day. You can thank me later.

Homemade Margarita Cupcakes with Frosting

And just for fun, here is a video explaining National Margarita Day. ENJOY!

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