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National Margarita Day NYC: Where to celebrate

The rift between margarita fans who like their drinks frozen and those who prefer them on the rocks is huge — on any other day than National Margarita Day.

On Feb. 22, put aside your differences and come together for these holiday deals, specials and events happening at restaurants and bars around the city:

Añejo Tribeca

This Tribeca restaurant and bar will celebrate with
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This Tribeca restaurant and bar will celebrate with a premium margarita created specially for the holiday. Sommelier Amanda Swanson offers a Clase Azul mezcal margarita with Grand Marnier 1880, lime juice and agave for $55. 301 Church St., anejotribeca.com

Cantina 1838

Just north of Central Park, a Mexican restaurant
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Just north of Central Park, a Mexican restaurant offers two ways to celebrate: $2 house margaritas (on the rocks or frozen) as well as a lineup of speciality drinks created just for the holiday. Jakob Hostetter, Cantina 1838's beverage director, took margaritas as the inspiration for tequila-based cocktails, including the Mandarina Rosa, above, with tangerine juice and a rim dipped in pink sea salt, and the Habanero Hell Fire, with pear puree, habanero bitters and muddled jalapeno seeds. Those beverages will remain on the menu, post-National Margarita Day. 1838 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, cantinany.com

Egg Shop

For one day only, this egg-centric café with
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For one day only, this egg-centric café with locations in NoLIta and Williamsburg is presenting a two-for-one deal on its $13 watermelon margaritas. Those are made with tequila, triple sec, watermelon and lime. If you prefer spicy to fruity, there's also a jalapeño version on the menu. Two locations, eggshopnyc.com

Haven Rooftop

Grab a margarita and enjoy Midtown views at

Grab a margarita and enjoy Midtown views at Haven Rooftop, located on top of the Sanctuary Hotel in Times Square. The bar is offering flavored margaritas and tequila shot skis, chips and guacamole for $10 and two tacos for $10. 132 W. 47th St., havenrooftop.com

Taco Dumbo

Customize your free margarita just the way you
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Customize your free margarita just the way you want it at Taco Dumbo's Pennsy Food Hall stall near Penn Station. On National Margarita Day, the West Coast-style taco joint with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options is offering complimentary cold-pressed margaritas -- a mix of tequila and your choice of freshly pressed juice served in a glass with a salted rim -- with any order. You can get yours neat or on the rocks. 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, tacodumbo.com

La Loncheria

The new restaurant inspired by Mexico City's luncheonettes,
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The new restaurant inspired by Mexico City's luncheonettes, from the team behind Hecho en Dumbo, is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Border Angels, an all-volunteer nonprofit helping migrants from Mexico. The party for a cause kicks off at 4 p.m., with a two-hour special offering $5 mezcal, pineapple and cucumber margaritas, $5 servings of guacamole and free bar snacks like ceviche and chipotle meatballs. For the rest of the evening, guest bartenders will be whipping up their signature mezcal margaritas, selling for $10 each. <41 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, laloncheriabk.com

Dos Caminos

The Manhattan-based chain's five locations will add a

The Manhattan-based chain's five locations will add a touch of fruit to National Margarita Day. A blueberry-cucumber margarita will feature Avion Silver, agave, blueberries, cucumbers and lime juice, while the passion fruit margarita incorporates Avion Silver, agave, lime juice and passion fruit puree. multiple locations, doscaminos.com

Jax B-B-Q

Tavola owner Nick Accardi's new Hell's Kitchen barbecue
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Tavola owner Nick Accardi's new Hell's Kitchen barbecue spot with a real roadhouse vibe is offering $5 frozen margaritas from 3 to 6 p.m. They come infused with real fruit, like watermelon or mango. 496 Ninth Ave., Manhattan, jaxbbqnyc.com

Mad Dog & Beans Cantina

This rowdy watering hole and restaurant serving above-average
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This rowdy watering hole and restaurant serving above-average Mexican standards is hosting a fiesta with free tequila samples and giveaway items like T-shirts and hats, from 5 to 9 p.m. at both locations. If you're going, you'd be remiss not to order the 100-ounce "Margarita Tower" (which will almost certainly give you a hangover if you don't split it enough ways). Margarita flavors include plenty of tropical options, like coconut, mango and guava. 5 E. 38th St. and 83 Pearl St., Manhattan, maddogandbeans.com

Minibar Delivery

For New Yorkers who'd rather celebrate National Margarita
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For New Yorkers who'd rather celebrate National Margarita Day the homebody way, the on-demand booze delivery service is transporting cocktail kits starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22. A $40 kit comes with all the ingredients and tools you need to make a "Noble-Rita" with some ice: Casa Noble tequila, agave, limes, a recipe card, cups and napkins, and even a cocktail shaker. minibardelivery.com

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails

Head to this Kips Bay gastropub with a
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Head to this Kips Bay gastropub with a crew of at least four margarita lovers. HandCraft will be offering $25 margarita pitchers good for four servings, and half-price $7 nachos, loaded with corn, bean chili, pico de gallo, guac and chipotle sour cream cheese sauce (because no food known to (wo)man or woman pairs better). 367 Third Ave., Manhattan, handcraftnyc.com

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