8 Margaritas to Sip in Miami on National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day is February 22nd, and Magic City bars are ready to honor the cocktail in true Miami style. Here are eight delicious versions of the margarita which go way beyond a simple combo of tequila and lime. Check out these picks and try them all!

Tommy’s Margarita at Sweet Liberty

Tommy's Margarita at Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co’s award-winning bartender and owner John Lermayer serves up a delicious classic margarita as invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, agave and fresh lime is shaken and strain over ice into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lime wheel and black salt. Sounds simple, yet Tommy’s Margarita has been dubbed “the only margarita recipe you need” by GQ.  237-B 20th St., Miami Beach, FL, mysweetliberty.com, @mysweetliberty

Salt Air Margarita at The Bazaar by José Andrés


Salt Air Margarita at The Bazaar

José Andrés’ award-winning tapas bar and restaurant adds a molecular twist to the classic cocktail with their Salt Air Margarita. Milagro Tequila Silver, Combier L’Original, fresh lime juice and simple syrup are shaken, and strained into a chilled stemless martini glass. The secret of this margarita -that delivers a whisper of salt with each sip, is created by using techniques of molecular gastronomy.  1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL (at SLS South Beach), sbe.com/restaurants/locations/thebazaar-southbeach, @BazaarMiami

Hibiscus Margarita at Tocaya Organica Miami

Hibiscus Margarita at Tocaya

Miami Beach’s newest fresh casual organic Mexican hotspot serves up a bold flavored Hibiscus Margarita, made from all-natural ingredients deliciously mixed with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, basil, cucumber, hibiscus and lime.  920 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL, tocayaorganica.com, @TocayaMiami

Habibi Marguerite at Byblos Miami

Habibi Marguerite at Byblos

The Mediterranean hotspot’s Habibi Marguerite, a spiked strawberry tea made from Avión Reposado tequila, marries exotic spices, teas, and the freshest ingredients. This whimsical interpretation of traditional Middle Eastern Mediterranean tea service and the tequila-based margarita is shaken, then double strained into an ice-filled teapot. Next, the elevated tea is poured in tea glass with ice, and garnished with a sprig of cilantro.  1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, byblosmiami.com, @ByblosMiami

24 Karat Golden Margarita at Gianni’s at The Villa

24 Karat Golden Margarita at Gianni's at The Villa

This sparkly cocktail is made with gold infused El Cartel tequila, Grand Marnier, freshly squeezed orange and lime juice, then, finished with a salt rim over ice. Enjoy it best under the stars, and poolside, at this Mediterranean restaurant housed in the former mansion of Gianni Versace.  1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL (at The Villa Casa Casuarina), vmmiamibeach.com/restaurant, @Giannisatthevilla

Grilled Pineapple Margarita at Makoto

Grilled Pineapple Margarita at Makoto

Makoto’s unique smoky-sweet margarita features house-infused grilled pineapple tequila, cilantro and a spiced salt rim. This cocktail pairs well with Chef Makoto Okuwa’s famous hand-rolled sushi.  9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL (at Bal Harbour Shops), makoto-restaurant.com, @makotobalharbour

Spanish Margarita at Bulla Gastrobar

Spanish Margarita at Bulla Gastrobar

Nontraditional in the best way possible, this blend of Jimador Reposado, Grand Marnier, Amontillado sherry, lime juice and agave nectar transports the Americanized margarita back to its Spanish roots.  2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL bullagastrobar.com, @bullagastrobar

El Diablo Margarita at Regent Cocktail Club

El Diablo at Regent Cocktail Club

Made for tequila lovers looking to try an exciting margarita that packs a punch! El Diablo blends Tequila Reposado, Crème de Cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer for a cocktail that matches Miami’s warm weather and spicy culture.  1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, regentcocktailclub,com, @TheRegentCocktailClub

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