February 22 is National Margarita Day — an ode to one of the most-ordered cocktails in the world.
Like most food-named holidays, the day is entirely made up. It started around 2008 on a whim by a man from Ohio who just really likes margaritas. We don’t know about you, but we don’t need any more of a reason to raise a glass and celebrate.
Whether you’re in the mood to sip on something traditional or looking for something a bit more unique, there are plenty of spots on the North Fork to get your margarita fix.
From sweet and fruity margaritas to spicy ones rimmed with Tajín, here are six of our favorite margs made on the North Fork:
Jalapeño Margarita — Funchos, Riverhead
Freshly squeezed lime, blended jalapeños, and agave are used to make this sweet and spicy house drink topped with Tajín.
Funchos is located at 1156 West Main St. in Riverhead.
Blood Orange Margarita — The Frisky Oyster, Greenport
Patrons of this creative American bistro go can’t go wrong with its blood orange margarita. It’s created with blanco tequila, lime and agave and topped with a salted rim.
The Frisky Oyster is located at 27 Front St. in Greenport.
Prickly Pear Margarita — Legends, New Suffolk
Casamigos blanco tequila, Cointreau, prickly pear syrup, fresh lime juice and a touch of sour mix offer a unique take on the classic margarita.
Legends is located at 835 First St. in New Suffolk.
Piñacolada-rita — Casa Amigos Restaurante, Greenport
A mashup of two cocktail favorites, this margarita is truly the best of both worlds. 1800 coconut, triple sec, lime juice and coconut rum make up this drink.
Casa Amigos is located at 110 Front St. in Greenport.
Frozen Margarita — Lucharitos, Greenport
The only thing better than a margarita is a frozen one. Choose between refreshing fruity flavors like mango, strawberry, blackberry and pomegranate.
Lucharitos is located at 119 Main St in Greenport.
Margarita Flight — Señor Taco Mexican Grill & Bar, Southold
Why limit yourself to one flavor when you can get three? The local Mexican food chain offers margarita flights of strawberry, mango and passionfruit, served on the rocks with either a salt or Tajín rim.
Señor Taco is located at 44780 County Road 48 in Southold.