To put it simply, margaritas just make me happy. An ideal fusion of salty, sweet and tart, the exact origins of this now-ubiquitous Mexican-born cocktail remain hazy—some credit Carlos Herrera for inventing the drink for an actress client at his Tijuana restaurant in 1938, while others claim it was Texas socialite Margarita Sames who dreamt it up while on vacation in Acapulco in 1948. Thankfully, I’m more than happy to raise a glass full of this perfectly delightful cocktail to both of them tonight in celebration of National Margarita Day. And since a margarita would be nothing without its tequila base, what better way to get in the, ahem, spirit of things than with one of our favorite tequila-inspired movie moments starring someone else who just plain makes us happy: Pee-wee Herman. Tequila! FIORELLA V.