On the heels of National Pizza Day, we get to celebrate a very Texas-y cocktail — the margarita!
That’s right folks, today is National Margarita Day! In Texas, this delightful drink concoction is a daisy, perhaps quite literally.
According to historians, our beloved margarita evolved from popular drinks in the 1930s and 40s like gin daisies and the whisky daisies. Thanks to our Mexican ancestors, the original recipe — tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and a splash of soda — found a new name. In fact, margarita is Spanish for daisy flower.
So who’s ready to “cheers” to this sweet and sour elixir boasting the perfect tequila-to-lime ratio in a salt-rimmed glass?
Sonesta Hotel Bee Cave invites you to their #NationalMargaritaDay soiree featuring live salsa music with Rafi Marrero y su Orquesta and Pepe Z Tequila margaritas and food specials from 7pm-10pm. Sonesta’s West Pole Margarita is a citrus delight with Pepe Z Blanco Tequila, Paula’s Texas Orange, Fresh Lime Juice, and locally-sourced honey.
Hop on over to Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill for Austin’s most unique sips. Jack Allen’s menu features 10 margarita’s including the Cucumber Jalapeño Rita, Manga Habanero Rita, Pomegranate Sage Rita and many more. From skinny to spicy, Jack’s gotcha covered.
If you want to enjoy your margarita in the beauty of the Hill Country, stop by Apis Restaurant & Apiary in Spicewood. Their hand-crafted margarita features Z Tequila, agave nectar, lime, Paula’s Texas Orange, cucumber, and serrano chile. Over ice. Refreshing with a hint of spice at the end.
It’s easy to celebrate both National Margarita Day and our famous Texas sunsets at The Oasis. With eight different margaritas to choose from, The Oasis isn’t just home of sunsets: Perfect Margarita, Perfect Meltdown, St. Rita, Fruit Perfection, House Margarita, Gold Margarita, Puesta Del Sol, and Beer Rita. You can catch the sunset this evening around 6:25pm.
Of course, Austinites know one of the best spots in town for a frozen margarita is Maudie’s Tex-Mex. It’s hard to beat the smooth taste and the sweet price tag. They have Happy Hour pricing today (starting at 3pm) on “Fancy Margs” and “Signature Margs,” so get movin’!
Another popular spot for a margarita in Lakeway is Santa Catarina. Plus, they have daily Happy Hour prices from 4pm-6pm with $2 off their margaritas.
Looking for a unique margarita recipe?
Our local friends over at Rocks Premium Mixers shared this one-of-a-kind treat:
Italian Amaretto Margarita
- 4 oz Amaretto
- 6 oz Tequila
- 6 oz Frozen limeade
- 4 oz Rocks Ulimate Mixer
Put all ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend to desired consistency and pour into rimmed glasses. Use amaretto and sugar to rim the glasses … delizioso!
Where’s your favorite margarita in the Lake Travis area? Let us know in Facebook comments!