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Margaritas are a favorite drink in North Carolina. It doesn’t matter if you prefer it frozen or on the rocks, there is no doubt margaritas are good. Maybe you like strawberry or lime, or prefer something classic. there’s no wrong choice when it comes to ordering a margarita.

Since the 1930s, house parties and Mexican restaurants have served the iconic tequila cocktail. Thanks to Shane Co., a survey of 2,600 adults, aged 21+, was conducted to see who likes what. The survey was done to better understand the nation’s margarita preferences. It revealed how residents in each state take their margarita.

Shane Co. calculated how many margaritas it takes residents in each state to get tipsy, the cost of getting tipsy off margaritas, and how much Americans spend on margaritas each year. Find out which type of margarita is North Carolina’s favorite, as well as other “salty” information below.

Here’s How Each State Takes Their Margarita

  • The Most Popular Margarita Flavors

  • 1. Classic Margarita

    Popular in 20 states is the Classic. The classic (or house) margarita certainly takes the cake as the most popular margarita flavor throughout the United States, voted the favorite by residents in 20 states. One of the most popular combinations is a classic margarita with Patrón tequila, on the rocks with a salt rim.

  • 2. Strawberry Margarita

    Strawberry is the second most popular margarita flavor, selected by residents in 14 states. Particularly Southerners enjoy strawberry margaritas with Jose Cuervo. Alabamians, Georgians, Mississippians, South Carolinians, and West Virginians all enjoy this winning combination. Additionally, eight of the 14 states that prefer strawberry margaritas prefer their strawberry margaritas frozen.

  • 3. Mango Margarita

    The mango margarita is popular in four states. Blend the frozen mango, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau in a high-speed blender until smooth. Once the mixture is frosty, add the ice and blend again. Check the balance as needed. It is popular in four states.

  • 4. Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

    Popular in a total of three states! Spicy Margaritas are one variation that has taken hold and never let go. These margaritas succeed where others have failed. It refocuses the classic recipe without sacrificing what’s essential to its success: the classic blend of sweet, sour, and earthy flavors.

  • 5. Passionfruit/Watermelon Margarita

    Honestly, these sound like they would be my favorites. Only popular in one state is the Passionfruit and a Watermelon Margarita. Passionfruit is loved by the residents of New Mexico and Massachusetts loves some Watermelon Margaritas!

  • North Carolina: Classic

    In North Carolina, we enjoy the Classic margarita with Patrón, on the rocks with a little sea salt.

  • South Carolina: Strawberry

    A good Strawberry Margarita is a favorite in South Carolina. Jose Cuervo is preferred, and the margarita is frozen with sea salt. 

  • Tennessee: Classic

    Tennessee loves a Classic margarita. They like it frozen, with sea salt and made with Patrón.

     

  • Virginia: Classic

    In Virginia, they enjoy the Classic margarita with Patrón, on the rocks with a little sea salt. Keep it nice and simple like NC!

  • Georgia: Stawberry

    A good Strawberry Margarita is a favorite in South Carolina. Jose Cuervo is preferred, and the margarita is on the rocks with sea salt.