This Wednesday, February 22 raise a glass of everyone’s favorite tequila-based cocktail and say “Salud.” Whether you’re looking to spice things up, get a little fruity, or stick to the classic, these San Diego bars and restaurants have you covered. Oggi’s BeeritaWhat is more San Diegan than a Margarita? A Margarita made with award winning craft beer! Oggi’s Beerita is made with the breweries fan-favorite California Gold Blonde Ale, tequila, Sprite and sweet & sour. Trust Cocktail #2Known for their innovative cocktail menu and difficulty getting a table on a Saturday Night, Hillcrest’s hot spot TRUST offers a delicious twist on the classic. The Trust Cocktail #2 is a satisfying mix of Jalapeno Tequila, grapefruit, agave and firewater bitters. Decoy’s Smokey Mango-RitaTucked away in San Marcos is Decoy Dockside Dining. Spend National Margarita Day sipping on a delicious blend of Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lemon & lime juice, jalapeño and mango purée dockside. Bottega Americano’s CupriteDrink Italian style with the Cuprite cocktail at Bottega Americano: a mix of tequila, grapefruit, agave and served with a sweet & salty rim. Bonus, if you head in between 3-6 you can get it for half off! JRDN’s MargaritaToast to Margarita Day while sipping the JRDN Margarita, made with chili mango infused tequila, mango, and house mix, by the beach. Watch people biking along the Pacific Beach boardwalk and take in the sunset for a perfect evening. JSix’s El Mariachi
East Village culinary hot spot Jsix has an equally creative cocktail menu featuring the El Mariachi made with Espolón Tequila, Giffard Pamplemousse, Luxardo Maraschino and Fresh Lime.
Del Sur Meixcan Cantina
If authenticity with a twist gets you going, then Del Sur Mexican Cantina is your go-to spot. A fun and friendly setting, Del Sur offers a large selection of margaritas to choose from, including their classic House Margarita, Cadillac Margarita, Black Diamond Margarita, Mango Chili Margarita and the Tamarind Margarita. With a selection like this, you’re bound to find your dream ‘rita!Margarita De PillboxSeeking a beachy chic atmosphere to pair with your exotic cocktail? Located in eclectic Solana Beach, Pillbox Tavern & Grill offers its signature Margarita De Pillbox, made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, agave syrup, a splash of housemade sweet n sour and served on the rocks for a refreshing and zesty blend of premium ingredients and flavors.The Border DisputeIn the mood for an innovative take on the Mexican classic? Backyard Kitchen + Tap offers a coastal atmosphere representative of its location in Pacific Beach paired with an unmatched cocktail list, crafted to complement their diverse food menu options. The Border Dispute cocktail, made with Herradura Reposado tequila, cherry Luxardo, fresh lime juice, agave, and a serrano tajin dusted cucumber wheel, consists of the inherent lime, tequila and agave flavors that everyone loves, but incorporates cherry to sweeten and cucumber to add earthy flavor notes.El Holy Grail Fishbowl MargaritaIf a standard margarita glass just won’t cut it this year, feast your eyes on Brian’s 24’s new El Holy Grail Fishbowl Margarita. This glorious cocktail is served in a 54 oz. fishbowl and is ideal for sharing. Made with Hornitos Reposado tequila, Triple Sec, Sierra Mist, Grand Marnier, lemon, lime and pineapple juices, and garnished with lemon, lime and orange slices, this margarita lives up to its title as The Holy Grail of tequila-bearing drinks.