The end of the week is always cause for celebration but on Friday, February 22nd, there’s an even better reason to raise a glass — it’s National Margarita Day! However you want to observe the holiday (presumably with some combination of tequila and citrus), your cup runneth over with options. Bop on over to Back Bay’s Tico for an epic fiesta complete with a complimentary make-your-own taco bar, games, an on-site photo booth and Casamigos margarita bar. Or keep the evening classy at Rebel’s Guild where you can taste your way through a quintet of spirits at a tequila dinner in conjunction with Código 1530. The Margarita Day festivities continue all weekend at Burro Bar South End, Burro Bar Brookline and The Painted Burro with margarita flight specials (you can vote for your favorite one, and it might make the menu!).
Can’t commit to a full-on shindig or supper? That’s cool. Here are more than a handful of spots where you can find a margarita special…
Davio’s Boston – Italian Margarita
Bring some Italian flair to the pseudo-Mexican holiday, thanks to the peeps at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. In their Italian Margarita, you’ll find a kiss of limoncello, which gives it an extra zing and even more punch than you thought was possible. Pucker up, buttercup — you’re in for a unexpected (but welcomed) treat here.
Chelsea Station – Trio of Margaritas
This historic firehouse-turned-New-American-pub is one of Chelsea’s hottest hangouts. Find Mike Sheridan behind the bar at Chelsea Station crafting three shake-ups that are so fresh, you’ll think the fruit just fell from the tree. Order up a Hells Bells made with Don Julio Anejo tequila, mango, fresh lime, chipotle simple syrup and jalapeños. Do your best Katrina and the Waves impression with a Walking on Sunshine in hand, which mixes Don Julio Reposado tequila, grapefruit, fresh lemon, agave orange and orange liqueur. Or, opt for a Raspberry Beret featuring Don Julio tequila, fresh limes, raspberry simple syrup and cherry bitters.
Gather – El Jakiel Margarita
Reminisce over the holiday season with a rosemary-cranberry flavored bevvy at Gather, a trendy harbor-side spot that overlooks Boston Harbor and serves up modern American plates. Their El Jackiel Margarita is complete with Cazdores tequila, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.
Glass House – Lotus Margarita
The lotus flower represents everything perfect and pure so the team at Glass House in Cambridge set the bar pretty high when they added the Lotus Margarita to the menu. Even with these high ideals in mind, the light and zippy blend of Cazadores blanco tequila, lychee juice, triple sec and a lil’ simple syrup doesn’t disappoint.
Joe’s American Bar & Grill – Get Your Margarita On Margarita
No need to book a spa day when you can order the Get Your Margarita On, a refreshing cucumber-y sipper. Head to Joe’s American Bar & Grille for this fusion of Ghost tequila, lime, sour, triple sec, simple syrup and a salt rim. Remember: cucumbers for consuming, not for eye de-puffing.
Kings Dining & Entertainment – Strawberry or Raspberry Margaritas for Two
Wave goodbye to Valentine’s Day (did someone say thank u, next?), and round up the crew for a fun night out at King’s Dining & Entertainment. Make sure to order a Strawberry (or Raspberry) Margarita for Two — this 64 oz. drink is sure to keep things fun, but you might want to ask for gutter guards on your bowling lane.
Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar – Make-Your-Own Margarita Bar
You’re the creator of your own craft cocktail at Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar, where they’re hosting a Make-Your-Own Margarita Bar. Put your own personal flavor into your drink with your pick of over 100 different types of tequila plus purees of basil, passion fruit or blackberry. Fuel up with a few tacos like carne asada or fried avocado — it’s two for $15 or three for $19. Call 857.284.7382 to make a reservation.
Temazcal – Cocita
Leave it to the tequila pros of Temazcal this National Margarita Day (they’ve got 250+ kinds of tequila stocked…yeah you read that right, two hundred and fifty). Sip on a Cocita — a fusion of 1800 Coconut, O3 Premium Orange Liquer, mango puree, pineapple juice and Pyrat Rum float. If this magical marg doesn’t transport you to a tropical beach getaway, you can always try clicking your heels three times?
Temple Bar – Odessey & Oracle
The best margaritas come in bright colors, and Temple Bar’s Odessey & Oracle certainly fits the bill with its lavender hue. The unique shade of purple is matched by unique flavor, thanks to Blanco tequila, Mahina Coconut, Becherovka, butterfly pea flower and lime. And as far as naming goes? It’s a nod to an album by an English rock band, The Zombies.