Friday, April 12, 2024

How to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Start planning where you’re going to celebrate National Margarita Day now. Plenty of restaurants around town are ready for the Feb. 22 festivities. Here’s a rundown of a few of our favorites, and if you choose to stay home, Solento Organic Tequila has conjured up a couple of unique recipes for you to try. 

American Social Bar & Kitchen

This Mizner Park restaurant is celebrating with its Tiki Rita and Spicy Guava Rita. The Tiki Rita delivers tropical freshness with Espolón blanco, passion fruit and pineapple while the Spicy Guava Rita will heat up your evening with its jalapeño peppers. 

351 W. Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/486-5434; americansocialbar.com

Elisabetta’s Ristorante & Louie Bossi’s Italian Ristorante

Hibiscus spiced margarita from Louie Bossi’s and Elisabetta’s

These sister restaurants are pouring their hibiscus spiced margaritas with infused agave nectar, hibiscus syrup and Florida lime juice for guests all day. 

Elisabetta’s; 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/560-6699 
185 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/342-6699 
elisabettas.com

Louie Bossi’s: 100 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton; 561/336-6699 
1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/356-669
louiebossi.com

Canyon

Prickly Pear margarita from Canyon

This Fort Lauderdale staple is known for its Prickly Pear margarita made with Hornitos reposado, infused pear, triple sec and a housemade sour mix. 

620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754/779-7199; canyonfl.com

Casa Sensei

Dragon Margarita from Casa Sensei

Pair Pan-Asian bites with Casa Sensei’s Dragon Margarita. You’ll enjoy a balanced cocktail with fresh citrus, jalapeños and pomegranate liqueur. If you want something more fruit-forward, order the Blackberry Margarita instead. 

1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/530-4176; casasensei.com

TO TRY AT HOME: Solento Organic Tequila

Solento Social Butterfly

If you’re out and about, you can also find this family-owned, extra smooth, additive-free, small batch tequila being poured at Cactus Bar and Grill, Biergarten in Boca, Amante’s Italian Cuisine and JB’s on the Beach. 

Solento Social Butterfly

Ingredients

  • Butterfly pea tea
  • 2 ounces Solento Blanco
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • Lemon twist

Directions
Brew one cup of butterfly pea tea. Add ice, Solento Blanco, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup in a stemless glass and stir. Slowly pour brewed tea into the glass. Garnish with a tight lemon twist.
Serving Size: 1

Solento Brown Sugar Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Solento Añejo
  • 1/4 ounce brown sugar simple syrup
  • Aromatic bitters
  • Luxardo Cherry

Directions

Create brown sugar simple syrup by combining 1 part brown sugar with 1 part water. Bring to a boil and mix until brown sugar has completely dissolved then let cool. Combine Solento Añejo, brown sugar simple syrup, and 2 dashes of aromatic bitters. Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
Serving Size: 1

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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