Thirsty Thursday: Where To Celebrate National Margarita Day
It’s #ThirstyThursday and tomorrow is National Margarita Day — so let’s talk about where to get your tequila drinking on tomorrow.
It seems like every restaurant or bar with tequila will be celebrating, so here’s a list of spots to get you started:
La Margarita Shop at 222 Taco
222 Taco will launch its late night concept, La Margarita Shop, on National Margarita Day. Starting at 12:22 and every hour on the :22, La Margarita Shop will be sampling a different cocktail from its signature margarita menu such as the Fresa Verde with Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Verde, Strawberry Puree, Fresh Lime, and Agave; Banannarita with Olmeca Altos Reposado, Giffard Banane du Bresil, fresh lime, agave and miguelito; Paloma 2.0 with Milagro Silver, Giffard Pamplemousse, lime, grapefruit jarritos, tajin; and Frozen Agua Fresca with watermelon agua fresca plus choice of spirit. The celebration will continue on throughout the day into the night with an all-female DJ lineup featuring DJ Brooke G and Pam Jones on the-ones-and-twos.
1624 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141
Taquiza South Beach
Let's stir things up, and celebrate National Margarita Day with Espolon Tequila! $10 margaritas featuring Espolon Tequila, Aperol, and Grand Marnier from 2-10 PM at Taquiza - South Beach. Grab some swag, eat some tacos, and drink (all the) margaritas!
1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Coyo Taco - all locations
Miami’s hippest street food experience, COYO Taco is honoring their favorite tequila cocktail all day long. All house margaritas are made with freshly squeezed lime juice, pure agave nectar and 100% agave tequila and will be served for $4 each. Visit any of their Florida locations, whether it be Brickell. Wynwood or Palm Beach to partake in the following festivities. Guests can also take advantage of the new bar inside COYO Taco Brickell.
The casual Mexican restaurant, located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, sits in the heart of the resort’s pool-scape which overlooks the Atlantic. Enjoy National Margarita Day specials at Miami’s only oceanfront, coastal Mexican restaurant all day. Offerings include two mini margaritas for $10, a JumboRita for $20 and guacamole and two margaritas for $25. The enchantment of Cantina doesn’t just end with the food and cocktails, the décor is just as charming. The restaurant has a thatched palapa roof built by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, tiki torches and a fire pit, all nestled nicely by the ocean.
455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149
Celebrate National Margarita Day at Wynwood’s newest Mexican hotspot, Bakan. Serving up twists on the classic margarita, Bakan’s margaritas are made with mezcal or tequila and homemade ingredients. Sip on our Bakan Margarita Clasica for a traditional taste or go green with the Verde Que Te Quiero Verde, mixed to perfection with fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon juice, homemade simple syrup and fresh lemon verbena. Spice things up with La Ambiciosa, made with fresh squeezed lemon juice, homemade simple syrup and fresh lemon verbena. No matter the choice, you are certain to have a National Margarita Day for the books.
2801 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach
Spice things up with Bobby’s Margarita available at Habitat -- 1 Hotel South Beach's intimate homestyle cuisine restaurant. This hot cocktail features jalapeño and pineapple infused blanco tequila, ancho reyes, mandarine napoleon, poblano chile and cilantro infused ice cubes, and fresh lime.
2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Learn to make your own margaritas at Elements in 1 Hotel South Beach
National Margarita Day Mixology Workshop
This National Margarita Day, 1 Hotel South Beach's Beverage Director, Steven Minor and Casamigos' National Mixologist Kristin Clark will host an intimate workshop at Elements, located upstairs of Habitat, where they will be teaching locals and visitors the best tips for mixing up unique tequila and mezcal margaritas for every palate. Join them on Friday, February 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to sample their creations with light bite pairings throughout the class, topped off with an order from the Taco Trailer outside of Habitat. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased HERE.
2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Already a master margarita maker? Try this one at home:
ALOE VERA MARGARITA
2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1.5oz. Aloe Vera Juice
.5 oz.Fresh Lemon Juice
.5oz. Aloe Vera Infused Syrup*
Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds then strain into a rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with a fresh Aloe Vera leaf placed in the cocktail.
*To Create Aloe Vera Infused Syrup:
Bring 12 cups of water to boil in a large saucepan. Infuse fresh peeled aloe vera and bring to a simmer. Let soak for 20 - 25 minutes then fine strain into another large saucepan. Add 12 cups of sugar and bring to boil. Stir until fully dissolved and let cool. Store in a sealed container and refrigerate. Good for 3 to 4 weeks.