Where To Find The Best Margaritas For National Margarita Day On February 22
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
It could be the most under-appreciated holiday on the calendar but if you didn’t know, now you know, National Margarita Day is February 22. We suggest that you take this opportunity to celebrate the art of the margarita to the fullest. We’ve rounded up some of the best margaritas served across the US to ensure you know where to spend this very important holiday.
Secreto Lounge at Hotel St. Francis – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Secreto Lounge’s signature Smoked Sage margarita blends Azunia Reposado Tequila with Brazilian Orange Liqueur and a splash of fresh lime juice. Smoked sage is placed in the glass, which comes with a hickory-smoked salt rim for the perfect garish and finish.
Searsucker – San Diego and Del Mar, California
Head to Searsucker for the perfect strawberry margarita. This signature cocktail starts with El Jimador tequila, which they infuse in-house with strawberries and jalapeños. It is then mixed with lime juice, agave, and Grand Marnier and served on the rocks with a salted rim, lime wedge, strawberry slice, and jalapeño slice.
Tamayo – Denver, Colorado
Tamayo takes its tequila very seriously, with a menu of over 100 agave spirits. The Ancho Chili Margarita, crafted with Patron Citronge, ancho chile liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar, comes with TAJÍN (a Mexican condiment) rim, lime juice, and sea salt for a strong finish.
Ritz-Carlton – Washington, D.C.
The delicious Smokey Pineapple margarita at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C. uses a mezcal-smoked tequila mixed with a pineapple and jalapeno shrub (a vinegar-based syrup), as well as freshly squeezed lemon juice before being topped off with cilantro sprigs.
McCarren Hotel – Brooklyn, New York
Head to McCarren Hotel to sip the sweet taste of their signature margarita. The cocktail is served with chili agave syrup, Cointreau, which brings a hint of orange, and lime juice with El Jimador Tequila Silver. Toast the holiday while overlooking one of the best panoramic views of the city.
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen – Chicago, Illinois and Tampa, Florida
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is home to The Internal Affair, crafted with Tequila Avion Silver and Cointreau, Jalapeños, pineapple, and fresh basil. This refreshing cocktail is served salted, on the rocks, just as a good margarita should be.