by ecorazzicontributor
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Photo: Flickr via Lee Coursey

It’s time to shake off those empty glasses and get a plate full of salt ready, because today is officially National Margarita Day!

I know, I know, as if you needed another excuse to whip up this drink on a lonely Tuesday. But think of this as an opportunity to toast to history, because the first margarita was created around 1934 by Barman “Willie” in honor of Marguerite Hemery in Mexico City, and ever since then the drink has become an institution among backyard BBQ’s, 4th of July parties, and Cinco de Mayo gatherings.

But if that isn’t enough, here are some more reasons to raise a glass today:

Also, we’ve got a super yummy and low-calorie recipe for you to try out at home— because if you do celebrate you should make it as healthy as you can!

My Favorite Margarita Recipe (via I could sew do that!)

1.5 oz of Good Tequila

The juice of one lime.

3/4 oz of agave nectar

3/4 oz of water

Shake it up, pour it over ice and it’s party time!