Get ready for margarita madness because this cocktail is taking the nation by storm! Americans love their margaritas so much that the drink  has its own national holiday on February 22nd.

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Hold onto your limes because we've got some news that might make you pucker up. The average price for a margarita has jumped by 8% from last year, with the national average price coming in at $8.48. So, if you're planning on enjoying some margarita goodness, it's a good idea to know how much that you are spending.

If you find yourself in New Jersey be prepared to fork over some extra cash for your margarita. The average cost of a margarita in New Jersey is $12.29! Not every state is out to hurt our pockets though.

In Alabama, the margarita game is much more affordable. In fact, you'll find margaritas going for an average price of just $6.13. That's what I call sipping on a budget-friendly slice of paradise.

Alabama isn't the only state looking out for our wallets. In Arkansas, you can sip on a Rita for only $6.24. So, whether you're in the Natural State or Sweet Home Alabama, you're going to pay a lot less than you will here in the North.

It's not surprising that the Empire State comes with a big price tag for your margarita fix. as you can expect to pay an average of $11.15 for that Tequila Daisy. New York is actually the 6th most expensive state to buy a margarita in.

In the words of the late great Jimmy Buffett - If life gives you limes, make margaritas."

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