We tried the $500 tequila-infused pizza -- Here's what happened

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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila -- It's the one day of the year where you can shamelessly order more!

February 22 is National Margarita Day, which means an excuse to down one (or four) of your favorite tequila-infused drinks.

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And though the holiday does call for a beverage after all, chefs and restaurants are getting more and more creative with taking the "holiday" and using its concept to create different drinks and dishes inspired by the classic cocktail.

Say, for example, a $500 Patrón-infused pizza.

Topped with the most decadent of ingredients and creative combination of spicy and sweet, this mouthwatering delicacy is called the "Platinum Margarita Margherita Pizza" in celebration of National Margarita Day on February 22.

We stopped by Bodega Negra, inside the Dream Hotel in New York, New York to watch this cheat-meal dream come to life, and, of course, to snag a bite (or six but really who's counting?)

The flakiest, thinnest crust is prepped and covered in a three-cheese blend (tequila infused) with sliced tomatoes set in the middle, and put in the oven.

Once finished it's time to layer on the toppings – and believe us, watching the process without being able to bite into that tequila-flavored goodness was nearly a legal form of torture.

Watch chef Joel Reiss prepare and layer the pizza on the AOL Finance Facebook page below:

The pizza is cut into thin slices before the ingredients are placed on, which allows for the maximum, gooey amount of toppings to fall off the crust and on to your plate with each slice – more bang for your buck and your bite!

The toppings are layered in a circular manner, starting from the outside and working inward.

First, around the crust are the lemon-water covered avocado slices, followed by the next layer of seasoned mango, which surprisingly spices up the flavor of the fruit.

An (adorable, may we add) avocado flower is set in the center of the pie and then surrounded by juicy, glazed lobster.

The pictures of this pizza alone are enough to make you wanting seconds:

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The unlikely pizza ingredients didn't just come naturally to the team behind the pizza, explains chef Joel Reiss:

"We tried a few variations of things. We were thinking about using foie gras in here -- We thought lobster, the caviar, the sweetness of the mango and the saltiness of the truffle would mesh well together."

Hand shaved black truffles are then added to the pizza on top of the mango, interspersed with house made crema, infused with Gran Patrón Platinum.

Chef Reiss explained that the Patrón has "such a nice flavor to it, more so than any other tequila that I've used in the past," which left his team "shocked at how much nice flavor [the tequila] actually added to the dish...it really added a lot of depth."

Pickled red onions are added for acidity (and aesthetic variation) and finished off with Osetra caviar and edible platinum foil, for decorative touch.

Then it was time to dig in and if you haven't been able to figure out by now, we were not disappointed.

And according to chef Reiss, customers haven't been either:

"I haven't stopped making them yet – in my sleep, somewhat!"

For such decadent ingredients and flavors, we were surprised by how surprisingly light the pizza tasted.

The layering of ingredients allows for each unique flavor to hit your mouth in succession, including the tequila – the bitter richness of the alcohol combined with the creamy avocado, decadent lobster and punchy mango is a combination that tastes just as good as it looks on a menu.

This pizza goes for $500 and is available at Bodega Negra in NYC and has to be ordered 48 hours in advance, since the Oestra caviar and black truffles are outsourced.

And if a pricey pizza isn't in your budget, treat yourself to a shot of tequila (Patrón, of course) in celebration of National Margarita Day – or, you know, any day because life is short and tequila is good.

RELATED: 10 perfect margarita recipes to try

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Apple Lime Margarita 

"The syrup is like an apple bomb in liquid form and adds sweetness, floral apple flavor, and a little tang all at once, making the need for other ingredients fairly unnecessary."

See the recipe at Hola Jalapeño!

Spicy Tamarind Margarita

"This spicy tamarind margarita is sweet and sour....It packs a punch but it goes down smooth."

See the recipe at Fix Feast Flair

The Perfect Margarita

"A great margarita has a fresh taste and nice balance of sweetness and tart lime flavor. Our recipe has just the right proportions of tequila, triple sec, freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade simple syrup to achieve that perfect flavor."

See the recipe at MyGourmetConnection

Spicy Mango Margarita

"I used mango nectar instead of fresh mango to make a drink that is big on mango flavor but small on effort, which comes in handy when you’ve had more than one margarita."

See the recipe at Hola Jalapeño!

Strawberry Rosé Margarita

"Cinco de Mayo calls for Margaritas and this year I am serving up Strawberry flavored ones that include my favorite ingredient, yes you guessed it, Rosé!"

See the recipe at Fashionable Hostess!

Virgin Frozen Margarita

"These frozen margaritas come together in just minutes, and both kids and adults would love them!"

See the recipe at Taste and Tell 

Spicy Rose Water Margarita

"The added heat is totally optional, but I like the way the jalapeño packs a punch up front while the rose water is quite subtle in the background; a very yin-yang mix."

See the recipe at JJ Begonia

Crushed Strawberry Margarita

"This drink tastes more like real strawberries and less like bubble gum. It allows you to drink a fruit-flavored cocktail and maintain your dignity."

See the recipe at Hola Jalapeño!

Honey Grapefruit Margarita

"The tart pink grapefruit makes a beautiful cocktail and is ultra-refreshing, add a generous squeeze of lime juice and a glug of Cointreau for some complexity and body, top it all off with a solid tequila and that is a drink worth drinking."

See the recipe at Hola Jalapeño!

Peach Basil Margarita

"That sultry, late summer peach flavor plays well against the other drink components, helping to smooth out and mellow the tequila’s bite just enough to keep you coming back for one more sip."

See the recipe at Lauren Kelp

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