9 Margaritas You Should Definitely Be Drinking Today
Lime. Tequila. Cointreau. Ice. Salt.
The recipe may sound simple enough, but as any true ‘rita connoisseur will tell you, not all margs are created equal.
And while some people may be content sipping on a mediocre mix this National Tequila Day, we know that you’re better than that.
Here are 9 of the best margaritas in New York, just in time for today’s festivities.
622 3rd Ave, Murray Hill
The literal translation of this Mexican restaurant and bar in Murray Hill is the Tequila Library – so you know their margaritas have to be bomb. Though they have more than a few to choose from on their extensive cocktail menu, if we had to pick one, we’d say go for the Zengo Margarita, which comes with Blanco tequila, blood orange, serrano pepper, and cilantro.
102 Norfolk St, LES
A neighborhood restaurant with neighborhood tastes, La Contenta is serving up one of the best classic margs in the city. Though they do serve other amazing mixed drinks – including a few mezcal numbers that are sure to pique your interest – nothing beats their original on the rocks.
Blockheads might not be the most traditional – or the, uhm, classiest – of Mexican establishments, but damn, are their margaritas good. Opt for the classic pitcher for non-stop ‘rita fun or, if you’re feelin fancy, go for the Bulldog: a frozen marg finished off with an extra shot of tequila and a Corona topper.
8618 3rd Ave, Brooklyn
Hipsters and bros alike flock to this Brooklyn taco joint looking for a taste of the good stuff. Whether you go with frozen, classic, Cadillac or even coconut, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a good time at Ho’Brah.
151 Essex St, LES
The name of this LES staple aline should be enough to get you to stop by tonight. But, if that doesn’t work, you should also know that Tijuana Picnic is also shaking up amazing margaritas, day and night.
With three locations across the city, Toloache is your go-to spot for authentic Mexican food. And when you inevitably show up on this National Tequila Day, we recommend the El Maestro: pineapple, jicama, epazote, lime, agave and topped with Tajin rim.
372 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
Got a craving for something spicy? Mesa Coyoacan is the place for you. In addition to their delicious classic flavors, this Brooklyn mainstay is also serving up a number of picante margs, which use your choice of extra peppery tequilas.
325 E 34th, Kips Bay
No roundup of NYC margaritas would be complete without a shout out to the city’s oldest Mexican restaurant, El Parador Cafe. Brining Manhattanites everywhere traditional cuisine since the 50’s, this historic spot is mixing up classic margs all night long.
736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
Head out to Crown Heights tonight for an expertly crafted classic margarita. Oh, and not to mention, what may just be the best damn guac we’ve ever had.
Do you have a favorite margarita in the city? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured Image Credit: Ho’Brah