Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Celebrates National Margarita Day February 22, 2013

Margarita-Making Classes, The National Margarita Day Toast at 5 O'Clock, Margarita Specials & Margaritaville Giveaways!

Feb 07, 2013, 13:36 ET from Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurants nationwide will be celebrating all things margarita for National Margarita Day on February 22nd.  This year's holiday will feature an array of margarita-related activities, specials, contests and giveaways guaranteed to be the perfect mix of sweet and sour.

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As part of the one-day celebration, Margaritaville will host Margaritaville University, a complimentary margarita-making class from 3pm to 4pm.  At the university, Margaritaville bartenders will teach students how to make specialty Margaritaville margaritas. After mastering mixing, shaking, stirring and sipping, all graduates will receive a diploma.

In addition to the complimentary drink lessons, Margaritaville locations are inviting guests in for their new tradition, The National Margarita Day Toast.  At 5 O'Clock Somewhere, a Master of Ceremonies will lead those gathered in a toast to the official beverage of Margaritaville.

Fun margarita-related facts:

-       Margaritaville restaurants served over 4 million margaritas last year alone.

-       The 1918 flu epidemic created a huge surge in Tequila sales as doctors advised ailing patients to drink the spirit with lime and salt. (Note to self, good to know our margaritas can be used for medicinal purposes!)

-       The southern states account for over 60 percent of all U.S. margarita sales.

For the fourth year, Margaritaville restaurants are encouraging their Facebook fans to participate in the national margarita recipe contest by submitting their favorite recipes.  The winning concoction will be served on National Margarita Day at all Margaritaville restaurant locations in the U.S. through the end of the month.  To become a Facebook fan visit: www.facebook.com/Margaritaville. The winning margarita recipe will be announced on February 15th and featured on Margaritaville's website and Facebook fan page.

About Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville: 

The atmosphere is inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, whose evocative songs inspire a cross-generational yearning for an island adventure.  Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, consumer products, hotels, casinos, and even a national radio station on Sirius/XM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude. 

Since launching its first location in Key West, Margaritaville has expanded to some of the most popular U.S. destinations including: New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Glendale, Mohegan Sun Casino, Nashville, and Jimmy Buffett's at The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional properties are planned for Cincinnati and Atlantic City in 2013. In addition to the restaurants and hotel, there is a Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas' famed Flamingo Resort with Biloxi, Mississippi following in 2012 and a Margaritaville Casino, Hotel and Resort is currently in progress for Bossier City.  International locations can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, Canada and Australia.  The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida opened July 2010.

Visit www.margaritaville.com for more information.

Find Margaritaville on Facebook www.facebook.com/Margaritaville

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