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Freebies and drink deals for National Margarita Day on Thursday (with a recipe)

On the rocks, frozen, salt or no, margaritas are having their day.

Mexican hot spots are celebrating National Margarita Day on Thursday, Feb. 22, with drink deals at participating locations.  Frankly, we could all do with a drink, or even two.  

Bahama Breeze Island Grille: The classic margaritas is $2.22; 39  restaurants also are each giving away 100 bottles of SOPHi limited edition margarita-inspired nail polish with purchase.

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe: $5 margaritas at the Boca Raton restaurant.  

Chili's: $5 margaritas in February. 

Hooters: $7.95 margaritas with free souvenir glass.

Lulu's Bait Shack: Buy-one-get-one-free margaritas at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. 

Pinon Grill: 50 percent off jalapeno margaritas at the Boca Raton restaurant.

On the Border: $2 house margaritas through Thursday

Royal Pig Pub: Buy-one-get-one free margaritas at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant.

Margaritaville Hotel: $5.99 margaritas at several venues at the Hollywood hotel.

CELEBRATE AT HOME

Here's a DIY recipe to shake thing up on Thursday.

Ingredients: 1.5 ounce silver tequila, .25 ounce each triple sec and agave nectar, .75 ounce fresh lime juice.

Directions: Rim glass with salt, mix all ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice. Variation: add guava, blood orange, mango or passion fruit to taste. 

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