If you thought Cinco de Mayo was the only holiday where you could celebrate your love for margaritas, think again. Today (February 22) is National Margarita Day. Yes, it’s a real holiday. No, there are no rules on whether you need to enjoy your libation on the rocks, frozen or swirled. We’re partial to the latter. To help whet your appetite (or give you inspiration for your at-home creation), we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite hotels where you can sip the famed tequila-lime concoction.
His and Hers at The Modern Honolulu
Drawing inspiration from a well-known book, the library-themed lobby bar at The Modern Honolulu, The Study, serves masculine and feminine takes on the traditional margarita. The Men Are From Mars includes Jose Cuervo Traditional tequila with St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, a dash of olive gastrique and a float ($14). The Women Are From Venus is Jose Cuervo Traditional tequila kissed with St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and sweet and sour “a la minute,” served up with a bonnet of cabernet ($14).
A Margarita of a Different Color at Tanque Verde Ranch
Tanque Verde Ranch takes pride in helping guests relax with the Ranch’s specialty Prickly Pear Margarita. This margarita is made with reposado tequila, Cointreua, Drambuie, bitters, freshly picked prickly pear juice from an on-property harvest, agave nectar and lemon, garnished with a lime ring.
Some like it Hot at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
The hotel’s Spur Restaurant & Bar serves a margarita sure to warm visitors up during cold winter months. Executive Chef Kevin Humphrey’s Spicy Margarita combines infused jalapeño tequila, muddled citrus, a passion fruit or blood orange puree, and is finished with a classic salted rim.
Keep it Classic at The Lodge at Tiburon
Tiburon Tavern at The Lodge at Tiburon has an upscale play on a classic with Matadora Gold Tequila, sweet agave nectar and fresh fruit juice, served over ice with a Gran Marnier float.
Go Artisinal at The Iroquois
Lantern’s Keep, at The Iroquois in Manhattan’s Theater District is known for serving perfectly crafted artisan cocktails. Celebrate National Margarita Day with their “Tequila Maid” made with tequila and lime, shaken with mint and cucumber.
If tequila is not your amigo… try Rancho Bernardo Inn
The Bar at this hotel serves a highly untraditional margarita, substituting the routine tequila for gin. The Rancho Gin-A-Rita showcases Nolet Gin, diced cucumbers, a dash of cilantro, agave nectar and a splash of orange juice and triple sec.
[Image Credit: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa]