Celebrate National Margarita Day in New York City

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There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold margarita with a perfectly salted rim. It’s so enjoyable, in fact, that National Margarita Day was formed in the drink’s honor.

National Margarita Day takes place on February 22 and this year that falls on a Friday — giving you even more reason to celebrate. We rounded up the best deals and recipes for you to enjoy on the holiday.

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

In honor of National Margarita Day on Friday, February 22 — celebrity-favored Mexican eatery Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown will be running an ‘All-Evening-Happy Hour’ at the restaurant’s bar with half off specialty margaritas & signature menu bites ranging from $5 — $9, courtesy of Executive Chef Brad Warner and Director Inigo Salazar.

Menu items include:

  • Classic Margarita ($8) — volcan tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar
  • Cadillac Margarita ($9) — volcan cristalino, fresh lime juice, grand marnier
  • Chicken Tostadas ($5) — chicken pibil, queso fresco, pickled red onion
  • Quesadilla Rustica ($6) — four cheese, habanero, roasted tomato, chimichurri
  • Guacamole ($8) — fresh tortilla chips, kicama, radish
  • Queso Fundido con Chorizo ($8)– Mexican chorizo, cheese, flour tortillas

Margarita Flights at Añejo in Tribeca and Hell’s Kitchen

Añejo, the Mexican restaurant, and tequileria will be celebrating National Margarita Day with special margarita flights ($19) to appease every kind of margarita lover out there. For spice-enthusiasts, the Tanteo Spicy Margarita flight will feature jalapeño, chipotle and habanero margaritas, and The Standard Flight will feature blanco, añejo, mezcal, and jalapeño margaritas, for those seeking a little bit of everything.

The restaurant has one of the largest collections of agave spirits in the city, and both the Tribeca and Hell’s Kitchen locations will serve the flights alongside their already expansive list of tequila cocktails.

Mi Casa Margarita at Tijuana Picnic in Lower Eastside

Fancy a mezcal margarita? Swoop over to Tijuana picnic for a margarita infused with mezcal, jalapeño-infused tequila, ancho verde, lime juice, agave and tomatillo juice. Want to take it a little further? Tijuana Picnic also offers top-shelf mezcal flights including Casamigos, Clase Azul Durango, Marca Negra Tobala.

Happiest Hour in Greenwich Village

Head over to Happiest Hour for an interesting take on the classic margarita with the Love a Ginger cocktail with ingredients like carrot juice, soda, lemon and the key ingredient Pueblo Viejo Tequila to celebrate National Margarita Day.

Park Avenue Tavern (99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016)

Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita

2 oz Tromba Tequila

0.5 oz Passion Fruit

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Agave

1 Dash Spice Tincture

Build in a shaker tin, shake very hard, and strain into rocks glass over ice

Refinery Rooftop (63 West 38th St, New York, NY 10018)

Yuzu Margarita

2 oz IGC Barrel Select Patrón Tequila

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.75 oz Marie Brizard Yuzu

1 count (small bar spoon) Agave

4 shakes Togarashi shaker

Combine all ingredients in shaker, add a splash of club soda, pour into coupe

Parker & Quinn (64 West 39th St, New York, NY 10018)

Blood Orange Margarita

1.5 oz Patrón Silver Tequila

1 oz Cointreau

1.5 oz Blood Orange

0.25 oz Lime Juice

Top with Ginger Beer

Shake all ingredients together, pour over rocks, garnish with an orange wedge

Sugar Momma

This sexy FiDi lounge (which is Hole in the Wall coffee shop by day and located at 15 Cliff Street) will celebrate National Margarita Day all night long with $8 Spicy Time Margaritas, made with chili-infused tequila or mezcal.

Haven Rooftop

Can you say tequila shot-skis? The enclosed and heated Haven Rooftop located atop The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W 47th St) is hosting National Margarita Day beginning at 4pm with Lime Margaritas for $10, Mezcal, El Silencio and Flavored Margaritas for $16 and tequila shot skis all night long.

Clinton Hall

Each of Clinton Hall’s 5 locations in the tri-boro area (Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx) will serve up two margaritas for the price of one all night long to keep the party going on 2/22 with 2 for 1’s that pack a punch.

CASAMIGOS WATERMELON MINT MARGARITA

1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

4 Watermelon Chunks (1”)

8–10 Mint Leaves

2 Dashes Peychauds Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker and muddle the fruit and herbs. Add ice and shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a

mint sprig and watermelon chunk on a skewer.

SMOKY CASA MARGARITA

2 oz. Casamigos Mezcal

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 oz. Agave Nectar

2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Flamed Orange Peel

Method: Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker then add ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

CASAMIGOS PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITA

1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Prickly Pear Puree

.5 oz. Simple syrup

2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into a shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds then strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Mi CAMPO Margarita

WHAT’S IN IT

  • 2 oz Tequila Mi CAMPO Blanco
  • ½ oz Orange Liqueur
  • ½ oz Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

HOW TO MAKE IT

Measure all ingredients and combine in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and then strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Casa Noble Noble-Rita

WHAT’S IN IT

· 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

· 1 oz agave nectar

· 1 oz lime juice

· Lime wedge

HOW TO MAKE IT

Place ingredients, except lime wedge, into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass (salt rim optional). Garnish with lime wedge.

SPICY CUCUMBER MARGARITA

2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar

Slices of Cucumber & Jalapeño

Directions: Muddle 1–2 thin slices of jalapeño pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the lime and agave nectar juices. Add the tequila and a handful of ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumbers and jalapeños.

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask any bartender to make!

AVIÓN ROSÉ MARG

1 1/2 Parts Avión Silver

1/2 Part Fresh Lemon

1/2 Part Fresh Lime

1/2 Part Agave Nectar

Rose

Directions: Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and strain in Collins glass with crushed ice. Top off with rosé.

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask any bartender to make!

La Chorreda

2 oz. Corralejo Reposado

.5oz Chareau

.5oz Blood Orange

.5oz Sour mix

Splash of Club Soda

1 Serrano Peppers

Creator of Cocktail: Ricardo Aguilar

Where to find: Pez Cantina ( Downtown Los Angeles)

AVION PEACH MARGARITA

2 parts Avión Silver

2 parts peach puree

1 part lime juice

½ part agave nectar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a peach wedge.

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask any bartender to make!

PASSION FRUIT MARGARITA

2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar

1/2 Part of Passion Fruit Liqueur

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain over fresh ice in a tumbler glass. Garnish with lime.

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask any bartender to make!

WATERMELON MARGARITA

2 parts Avión Silver

2 parts fresh lime juice

1 part agave nectar

Sliced watermelon

Directions: Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Combine the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass with watermelon garnish

Cocktail Creator: Tequila Avion

Where to find: Create at home or ask any bartender to make!

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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