There are lots of theories about how the Margarita came to be but you don’t have to know who created it to celebrate the beloved combination of tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Saturday, February 22nd is National Margarita Day and you can raise a glass in tribute at any (or many though all might be ambitious!) of the restaurants below, all of whom will be offering up their own inventive takes on the iconic concoction.
Bar Taco – Hibiscus Mezcalita
Bar Taco will be kicking off their Margarita March a bit early this year on Saturday, February 22nd which, of course, is National Margarita Day. They’ll be featuring a new cocktail each week starting with the Hibiscus Mezcalita which is made with Libélula tequila, mezcal, fresh squeezed blood oranges & limes, house made ginger agave simple and hibiscus tea, and comes with a candied hibiscus flower for garnish and a hibiscus sugar-salted rim. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bodega Canal – Margarita Specials
If you’re already (always) ready for another Saturday night, head for Bodega Canal in the West End, where they’re celebrating National Margarita Day with Don Julio Marg specials made to pair perfectly with their wide range of Mexican eats—tacos, guac or even hot Cheetos street corn. There’ll be door prizes and a DJ so make a night of it.
Burro Bar Brookline – Margarita Competition
Bartenders everywhere are gearing up and working on all different twists and turns of Margaritas for you to taste this weekend. Burro Bar Brookline is having a competition between the Jalapeño Apricot Margarita vs Banana Margarita for the next spot on the cocktail menu. Find your way to Washington Square by Saturday to give your opinion and be sure to ask about the $15 flight which comes with a complimentary brunch coupon.
Burro Bar South End – Margarita Competition
Like their Brookline-bases sister restaurant, Burro Bar South End is celebrating with a competition — two brand new Margaritas will go head-to-go for a coveted spot on the drink list. Get to the festive upscale Mexican kitchen and tequila bar by Saturday to try the Sparkling Raspberry Margarita and the Blueberry Honey Lemonade Margarita and weigh in on your favorite. And don’t forget to inquire about the $15 Flight which, as mentioned above, will get you a complimentary brunch coupon.
Citrus & Salt – Tequila is Cheaper than Therapy
Margs can come on the rocks or frozen. If you’re looking for one that’s both, take a trip down to Citrus & Salt for their custom Margaritas or one of their signature creations like the Tequila is Cheaper than Therapy. Built from ghost tequila and mango-jalapeno, this will have a quite the kick to it while its finished with agave, cucumber, lime and a chili-lime salted rim.
City Tap House – Margarita by the Pitcher
There’s booze in the blender and it will soon render a frozen concoction that will help you hang on. On Saturday, February 22nd, City Tap is turning into Boston’s own Margaritaville so gather your squad and share a pitcher of Classic Margaritas while you feast on tropical cuisine to the music of Pat Dowling from 12:00–4:00pm. If you want to go your own way and order a drink you can keep all to yourself, you can opt for the Pine-Ango Jalapeño (ghost tequila, mango liquor, pineapple, freshly squeezed lime juice, & triple sec) which is available in individual-sized portions. You’ll be greeted with a lei upon arrival and Brightbar Boston will be in house hosting giveaways to get you ready for summer.
Coppersmith – Margarita Specials
Come for brunch and stay for Margaritas. There’s nothing better than spending time with your best mates on a Saturdays afternoon downing drinks and daydreaming about summer. Coppersmith will have a whole long list of specials and flavors to choose from with everything from Dragonfruit, Hot Habanero to Smoky Mezcal.
Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina – Al Pastor
Make your weekend all about Flavortown and Margaritas at Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina. Enjoy a Wagyu taco, chips and guac or a wide spread of queso while you sip a refreshing Al Pastor — crafted from Cazadores Reposado, fresh lime, pineapple juice, roasted pineapple puree and garnished with a chili dust rim.
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – Diablo
For all the spicy tequila lovers out there — Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar has your back. Go for the Diablo, a Serrano chili-infused Lolita Blanco mixed with lime, blood orange and strawberry; it has a special kind of magic in every sip. This National Margarita Day, Lolita Fort Point will be offering guests a free taco (chicken, veggie or pork al pastor) with the purchase of a Margarita (until 5:00pm). The restaurant will also be donating 20% of all Margarita pitcher sales to World Central Kitchen so you can do good while you have drinks.
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen – Margarita Specials
Journey down to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen this Saturday between 4:00 and 7:00pm for a Don Julio tequila tasting in honor of National Margarita Day. Also from 5:00pm-close they will be serving a trio of Margarita specials. Try one or try them all but be sure not to miss the $1 churros from pastry chef Lindsay Le Blanc. The sugary little treats come with spiced Mexican hot chocolate caramel spiced with ancho chilies and cinnamon to kick off the holiday.
Painted Burro – Margarita Competition
Last but not least from the Burro family, Painted Burro will also be holding a competition between the Coconut Kiwi Margarita and the Spicy Peach Margarita. The winner will be selected and added to the menu for the rest of the season. Be sure to swing by Saturday to give your option and ask about the $15 Flight which comes with a complimentary brunch coupon.
Publico Street Bistro – Margarita Specials
What’s better than one Margarita special? Two Margarita specials! The team at Publico Street Bistro will take your taste buds for a ride with the Passion Fruit Margarita — crafted from Tromba tequila, passion fruit, lime, Cointreau and Campari. On the other hand you have the Blood Orange Margarita which you will find Tromba tequila, Cointreau, lime and blood orange for a refreshing take on the classic.
Rosa Mexicano – Mango Chile
Rosa Mexicano brings a taste of the tropics to the Seaport with their Mango Chili Margarita. A potent combination of Blanco tequila, mango, lime, and organic agave with a guajillo flor de sal rim, this sipper will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island (and not in New England. In February). Get ready to get transported for Margarita Day.
Temazcal – Azul Limon
They know a thing or two about Margaritas at Temazcal (their drink menu features eight different kinds and their list of tequilas is about a mile long) so you can rest assured the Azul Limon—a mix of Lunazul Blanco Tequila, St. Germain Liqueur, blueberry and lemon—will be delicious. Pop on over to the Seaport (or any of the Temazcal locations – Burlington, Dedham, Framingham or Lynnfied) to see for yourself.
Yellow Door Taqueria – Margaritas de la Casa
National Margarita Day will be twice as much fun now that you have two Yellow Door Taquerias from which to choose. Opt for the original Lower Mills location or swing by the brand spanking new South End spot for signature spins on the day’s drink of honor. Both outposts will have the Margaritas de la Casa, which includes house made tequila infused flavors – hibiscus, strawberry, vanilla, jalapeno, coconut, lime leaf & ginger, as well as the Just Bought a Cadillac Margarita which combined Tequila Ocho Blanco, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, agave and lime.
Yvonne’s – Grande Dame
Make a beeline for Downtown Crossing’s oh-so-stylish speakeasy, Yvonne’s, for the Grand Dame. This spicy little number blends Don Julio, Ancho Reyes, cucumber and lime for a take on a Margarita that’s sweet and smoky with a little bit of a kick (thanks to the Ancho Reyes, a chilli-infused liqueur made in Mexico).