If you know me, you know I love a good margarita. Enjoy one today!

Eatocracy

While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

We’re wasting away again on National Margarita Day.

Margaritas are simple to make, yet it’s oh-so-easy to encounter a bad margarita. The classic version is made from only three ingredients: tequila, triple sec and lime juice. The trick is in the quality of the ingredients — the better the quality, the better the ‘rita.

The base of a margarita is the tequila. There are so many brands and types that it can be tricky to know which one to use. There are three main types of tequila: blanco, reposado and añejo. Each one has its own distinct personality based on how long its been aged. Blanco, sometimes referred to as silver tequila, isn’t aged at all. Reposado is aged in wood barrels for a minimum of two months but…

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