Break Out the Salted Rims Because It Is National Margarita Day 2018
National Margarita Day comes once a year, so make the most of it with all the incredible featured creations throughout some of Houston’s hottest and most creative restaurants. Check out a few here.
AND if you can’t make it to one of these, create one of your own VERDE MARGARITA WITH MONTELOBOS MEZCAL & ANCHO REYES VERDE with a recipe down below.
Arnaldo Richards’ Picos: Arnaldo Richards’ Picos will be be featuring all of their private barrel selection margaritas at $2 off and happy hour in the bar lounge, and front patio all day.
Cafe Annie: Long regarded as one of the best margaritas in Houston, Chef Robert Del Grande’s Cafe Annie Margarita is crafted sans sugar — reducing the probability of a hangover. The potent formula simply combines fresh lime juice, Cointreau, premium silver tequila, and ice. Lime wedges and kosher salt finish off the drink. ($13).
Chapman & Kirby at East Village: Indulge in the Kirby Drive, a special cocktail that combines Espolon Blanco Tequila, El Espadin Mezcal, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, and Agave. ($13).
Goode Company Armadillo Palace: Don’t miss out on Goode Company Armadillo Palace’s Damn Goode Margarita! It is comprised of 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, lime, and Orange liqueur, served frozen or on the rocks. ($9).
Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina: Stop by Kitchen & Cantina for their specialty drink, the Watermelon Mezcal Margarita. This cocktail combines El Silencio Mezcal, watermelon, lime, and orange liqueur, and is available for $10.
Hotel Derek: Head on over to Hotel Derek to celebrate National Margarita Day! The Mezcla de Agave (Codigo Rosa Tequila, Vida Mezcal, summer fruit, lime), will have everything you love about an Agave cocktail: smoke, salt, acidity, and just a little bit of sweetness. ($12).
Hotel Granduca: Hotel Granduca’s House Margarita is a concoction of fresh lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and triple sec – can be enjoyed at Hotel Granduca’s poolside patio and restaurant, Il Giardino, or in the cozy confines of the hotel’s lobby bar, Bar Malatesta. ($14).
Local Foods Downtown: Treat yourself to the Blood Orange Margarita, which combines ‘Z’ Tequila, Blood Orange Puree, and sweet chili rim. This flavorful margarita is available for $9.50 at Local Foods’ Downtown location.
Roka Akor: Guests can enjoy Roka Akor’s Blood Orange Margarita. A rendition is made with a mix of Cimarron Tequila, blood orange liqueur, blood orange bitters, and fresh lime juice, then adorned with a chili-salt rim. ($13).
State of Grace: Celebrate National Margarita Day at State of Grace by enjoying their La Parilla cocktail. State of Grace riffs on the margarita with its smoky La Parilla cocktail — a mix of reposado tequila with blistered serrano infusion, triple sec, grilled lime, smoked salt, and a mezcal floater. ($11).
Tango & Malbec’s Malberita: Tango & Malbec’s bar program embraces all-things-Malbec with specialty cocktails such as their Malberita — the restaurant’s riff on a traditional margarita. It is a mix of Don Nacho Silver Tequila, Trivento Malbec, Cointreau, and lime juice, available for $10.
Yauatcha: Galleria hotspot Yauatcha is offering their Szechuan Margarita, which is a spicy rendition of a classic and made with Thai chili-infused blanco tequila, Ancho Verde, Szechuan aloe syrup, and finished with lime. ($14).
FEATURED PHOTO: PICOS
PHOTOS BY JULIE SOEFER
RECIPE FOR VERDE MARGARITA WITH MONTELOBOS MEZCAL & ANCHO REYES VERDE
Add smoke and spice to your margarita for National Margarita Day with the Verde Margarita featuring Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes Verde. Montelobos Mezcal is the finest, 100% organic agave espadin ever cultivated, resulting in a balanced smoke that shifts between chili and dark chocolate.
Ancho Reyes Verde, the newest addition to the award-winning Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur family, also derives from the poblano chile like the Original, but some slight tweaks in the production process results in a fresher, brighter flavor profile.
1 ¼ part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part Ancho Reyes Verde
¾ part strong green tea syrup
1 part fresh lime juice
5 mint leaves
Shake, serve over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel