If drinks with Tequila or Mezcal make you giddy inside, then giddy up for National Margarita Day. Si Señores and Señoritas I said National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd take a day to enjoy beautiful margaritas of all types -- different flavors and colors, some sweet, some sour, some spicy. Some on the rocks and others blended. Some with salted rims others with Tajin or other creative rims. There is no one recipe, but however you like your margaritas make sure it's with great company. Call up your favorite people and meet up at one of these five places celebrating this special cocktail.
Birds & Bees
Head down to L.A.’s newest and hippest cocktail den, Birds & Bees, where Bar Manager Bethany Ham will be mixing up the Silencio Margarita made with Altos Reposado, El Silencio Mezcal, tropical liqueurs, pineapple and lime.
Birds & Bees will be open on National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
207 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.537.0510; www.BirdsandBeesLA.com
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Birds & Bees
Church & State
Heat things up with the Ring of Fire at Church & State! This spin on the classic margarita is made with Fire Pueblo Viejo Tequila, pomegranate, crème de cassis, lime and soda, served chilled and on the rocks. or sip on the Limpia Almas with Los Javis Mezcal, green chartreuse, rosemary, luxardo and lime!
Church & State
will be open on National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm;
1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Church & State
Silverlake & Studio City
Here's hoping you run into a firefighter at Hyperion Republic because the Fuego Tropical (tropical fire) is on fire. This hot margarita has a kick -- mixed with Casa Reposado, jalapeno tincture, cilantro, lime, pineapple and simple. Too much heat for you? then the Granjero Ahumado “smoky farmer” margarita cool things down a bit with the muddled cucumber and mint, mixed with Vida Mezcal, lime and agave, and is shaken and poured over fresh ice with a mint sprig and cucumber garnish.
Hyperion Public Studio City
12969 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.464.3750; www.HyperionPublic.com
Hyperion Public Silver Lake
2358 Hyperion Avenue, Silver Lake, CA 90027; 323.761.6440; Hyperion Public Studio City
will be open National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, with the bar open later
Take National Margarita Day to the next level at Red O by ordering the Alacran Margarita made with Sauza Hornitos Reposado, VeeV Açaí Spirit, JDK & Sons O3 Orange, house-made limonada, and serrano chile syrup served over ice, in a Tajín-rimmed goblet, you can order just one, or order up a Alacran Margarita Pitcher for just $65.00.
Want something more extravagant? Order the Grant Margarita. This worth-while margarita is made with El Tesoro Añejo tequila, mandarin napoleon, fresh lime, fresh agave, served up with red citrus salt and a gold dusted dried pineapple slice, and an extra shot of El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Añejo Tequila on the side.
Rather have a classic or watching your calories ? Then the “casa es su casa,” is a must order the Red O House Margarita with El Espolòn Blanco Tequila, triple sec, and house-made limonada. Served on the rocks with a salt rim, this OG classic can be ordered as a pitcher, and even made as a Red O Skinny Margarita.
Feel like a movie star and order the Casa Blanca Margarita shaken up with Casamigos Silver Tequila, Red O Santa Monica’s signature clarified lime juice, and all natural Triple Sec.
Red O Santa Monica will be open for National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm;
1541 Ocean Avenue, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.1600; www.RedORestaurants.com
Photo Credit: Bob Hodson Photography
The Raymond 1886
Sneak away to the cocktail oasis of Pasadena on National Margarita Day, and pull up a seat at The Raymond 1886, where they will be pouring the Medicina Latina, a variation of the classic margarita with hand squeezed lime juice, home-made ginger syrup, and Plata Tequila, finished with a mescal spray and ginger candy. Yum!
The Raymond 1886 will be open for National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, with the 1886 open later
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136 www.TheRaymond.com
Photo Credit: acuna-hansen
What better way to celebrate National Margarita Day, than at the beach with Venice Whaler. Order up the Whaler Margarita made with Sauza Tequila, Triple Sec, and the Whaler’s House Margarita Mix. In honor of National Margarita Day, the Whaler Margarita will be offered for only $4.00, and as a Whaler Margarita Pitcher for $28.00!
Get sassy and spicy with the Light My Fire. This hot, hot, hot cocktail is made with Mama’s Boy Tequila, fresh pineapple, lime, agave and Firewater Bitter.
Venice Whaler will be open for National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, from 11:00 am to 2:00 am; 10 West Washington Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291; 310.821.8737; www.VeniceWhaler.com