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"Blondie" margaritas at The Barrio Queen

Thirsty Thursday: Barrio Queen Tequileria y Restaurante

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and there’s only one place you’ll find us in Scottsdale celebrating happy hour — Barrio Queen in Old Town. All tequila, mescals and sotols are half-off. You can also swipe a tequila flight for $10 and a margarita for $6.

Barrio Queen, head by renowned Chef Silvana Salcido Esperanza, just launched its Tequila Passport program at the end of June. The way it works is thus: For every tequila you try at Barrio Queen, you get a stamp in a Barrio Queen-provided passport (You know you’ll need help keeping track after a few!)

Not only does the restaurant serve some of the most delicious Mexican dishes in the Valley (with occasional French flairs) and makes its pomegranate and craisin guacamole table-side, but it also offers the largest selection of tequila in the Valley with which to wash it down.

Barrio Queen offers more than 400+ tequilas, mezcals, bacanora and sotols and a huge mix of blancos, reposados and anejos. It’s located at 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Suite 105. Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. (all day Tuesdays).

 

Here’s a margarita recipe we found in the back of our passport:

La Mula Mexicana

What you need:

2 oz. Don Julio Blanco

1 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. house ginger syrup (see below for recipe)

Topped off with Mexican Coca-Cola

To prepare:

Add all ingredients, except Coca-Cola, to shaker with ice. Shake and strain over cracked ice in highball or hurricane-style glass. Top off with 3 to 4 oz. of Coca-Cola. Garnish with lime.

To prepare ginger syrup:

.75 cup of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water

Bring ingredients to a summer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Gently simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, then strain through a sieve and cool to room temperature.

 

BloodOrangeMargarita

Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. ztejas.com

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. thirstylionpubandgrill.com

BloodOrangeMargarita

Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. For more information, visit ztejas.com.

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. For more information, visit benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. For more information, visit thirstylionpub.com.