10 places to get your drink on for National Margarita Day

Lifestyle | 21 Feb |

National Margarita Day is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 22, so celebrate with a unique, flavorful and authentic margarita with fresh ingredients at one of these 10 restaurants. And be sure to enjoy some tasty food alongside your margarita too.

SOL Cocina

Savor a taste of Baja at SOL Cocina on National Margarita Day with 12 different varieties plus a special, seasonal margarita. Enjoy SOL Cocina’s February Farmers’ Market margarita made with seasonal ingredients and 100 percent blue agave tequila, including their own single-barrel tequila uniquely made for each restaurant by Casa Noble distillery. Enjoy their Rose and Hibiscus Margarita with Casamigos Blanco infused with dried hibiscus flowers and rose buds for 36 hours, then shaken with fresh lime juice, agave nectar, soda and garnished with a few dried rose buds and hibiscus petals on top.

Ghost Ranch

Locally-owned Southwestern restaurant Ghost Ranch in Tempe is offering $5 margaritas from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The margaritas included are their classic Ghost Ranch Margarita with traditional Blanco tequila, triple sec and house made mix; spicy Pina Picante with jalapeno-infused tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, pineapple and lime, or the fruity Chilton with grapefruit vodka, lemon, honey, soda and cascabel spice. Enjoy one of the margaritas alongside their specialties like their roasted chicken enchiladas with green sauce or Aztec cake with layered tortillas, chicken, roasted green chiles, sweet corn and cheese.

Blanco Tacos & Tequila

Serving up Mexican food with a fresh twist, Blanco Tacos & Tequila is offering $6 Classic and Skinny margaritas all day on Feb. 22. Both margaritas are made with fresh squeezed lime juice and rock salt on the rim. With three locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, Blanco Tacos & Tequila has your Mexican food fix with their famous guacamole and tasty Mexican street corn to, award-winning BBQ pork tacos, enchiladas and burritos.

Agave Del Scottsdale

With more than 100 bottles of tequila and mezcal and 14 different margaritas, Agave Del Scottsdale has a margarita you’ll enjoy sipping on. Agave Del Scottsdale serves authentic and traditional dishes passed down from ancestors native to areas of Mexico including their takes on Mole varieties, and on Feb. 22, enjoy their Mango Margarita, Cucumber and Tamarindo margaritas for $8.

The Mission

Enjoy one of The Mission’s signature margaritas including their Strawberry Banana with tequila, muddled strawberry, gi ard banana and pressed lime or their Aguacate (avocado) with anejo tequila, avocado, triple sec, pressed lime Smokehouse visa mezcal, pressed lime, agave nectar and fantasma puree. Serving modern Latin cuisine, The Mission offers an authentic dining experience with dishes including specialties on their Spanish griddle, tacos with hand pressed corn tortillas and dishes cooked over pecan and mesquite.

Modern Margarita

The lively atmosphere of this hip restaurant in Phoenix offers a large selection of margaritas available individually or in fish bowls for sharing, gourmet street tacos and shareable options like guacamole. Choose from their Modern Margarita with Herradura Blanco, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and lime juice and simple syrup; Sandia Rita with Altos Blanco, watermelon syrup, pineapple juice, house sour, agave and lime juice or their unique Up in Smoke with Mastro Dobel Humito-smoked tequila- barrel smoked maple syrup, simple syrup and house sour.

Diego Pops

The Instagrammable spot in Scottsdale has a variety of tacos, burritos and sides ready for their photo opps. Diego Pops also has a variety of eclectic margaritas to celebrate National Margarita Day including their Tropic Like It’s Hot Margarita with coconut tequila, elderflower liqueur, jalapeno, fresh squeezed lime and coconut water, or their slightly different Guava Coconut with coconut vodka, coconut water, guava, house made sweet and sour served in baby coconut. And don’t forget an Arizona favorite, the Prickly Pear Margarita with tequila, agave and house made sweet and sour.

Barrio Queen

The acclaimed restaurant also has hand crafted margaritas to help you celebrate National Margarita Day. Their award-winning Skinny Chola margarita has Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar; or their top shelf margarita El Rey with El Tesoro Anejo Tequila, orange cognac, fresh lime juice and organic agave nectar puree; or try their Death’s Door Margarita (which comes with a warning: “drink at your own risk” on the menu), which has habanero, jalapeno and chile de arbol infused tequila, Ancho Reyes, agave nectar and fresh lime juice.

Cien Agaves

With locations in Old Town and North Scottsdale, Cien Agaves offers a collection of 100 blue agave tequilas plus different margarita and specialty drink options. Their Mango Tango Margarita with Cien-A-Rita is frozen with a chile-lime salt rim; their Pom Berry Margarita with El Jimador Blanco has pomegranate juice, blackberries, simple syrup and triple sec; or their Coconut Margarita with Cien-A-Rita, coconut and a toasted coconut rim.

Twin Peaks

This National Margarita Day, Twin Peaks is serving their made-to-order Peaks Margarita made with Lunazul silver tequila, Triple Sec, agave nectar and fresh lime juice for $6 or well margaritas for $4. Or try their Smoky Herradura Margarita, which has Herradura Silver, Sombra Mezcal, triple sec, agave nectar, lime juice and charred lime wheel. Twin Peaks is locally operated by a husband and wife team with three Valley locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale.

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