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Celebrate National Margarita Day…

AJC Staff all photos

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…by, you know, getting ‘faced.

Let’s put that a better way.

Enjoy one of these tangy libations at your favorite Atlanta restaurant.

Here are a few for your consideration:

bigeasybreezypappaWat dat? The Big Easy Breezy from Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (right) combines frozen Margarita and the New Orleanean Hurricane in one garishly piebald concoction.

a la bamba cowtippersGlug-a-rita: The La Bamba from Cowtippers (left) combines Milagro Anejo tequila with Cointreau, Grenadine, pineapple and fresh orange juice in one festive birdbath of booze. You’ll be looking for the nearest karaoke to sing the namesake song in no time flat.

pure-alpharettaThe De-prickler: Every last prickle will flow from your body after downing this prickly pear margarita from Pure Taqueria in Alpharetta (right).  It contains silver tequila, Cointreau, lime, prickly pear nectar, and the rim is sugared, not salted.

pozoleNothing less than…Perfect! With house-made sour mix, La Belle orange liqueur, Jose Cuervo and fresh lime, there is no improving the recipe for this perfect margarita (left) at Pozole in Virginia-Highland.

Did I miss some good ones around town?

11 comments Add your comment

Carrie Neal Walden

February 22nd, 2010
5:05 pm

As far as margaritas go – I have faves at both “Mexican” and non-”Mexican” spots-

For my $$, Houston’s makes a darn good one (I think it’s largely the combination of the large-grain salt and the house-made mix). Also, the Key West at El Taco is my fave (disclaimer: I do work there). I like Nava’s prickly pear. Frozen-wise, I like Pancho’s on BuHi for a deal.


February 22nd, 2010
5:27 pm

As far as I’m concerned you can’t beat good tequila with nothing but a splash of Cointreau and lime juice.


February 22nd, 2010
7:03 pm

This is probably a given, but the best margaritas I’ve every tasted came from Las Margaritas.

Juanita Rita Jose Montoya Fiora Hernandez Yanez Lopez

February 22nd, 2010
7:07 pm

Mmmmmm ! I love me some strawberry margaritas ! In my country, we make them by hand. We say eff them blenders ! Oh, and if you break any glass, just vacuum it up ! ENJOY !


February 22nd, 2010
7:36 pm

There is absolutely nothing about Buford Highway that calling it BuHi would make cooler. That being said, No Mas rocks margaritaville. Especially since they will make you one with one of their three thousand tequilas on hand.

Old Hippie

February 22nd, 2010
7:52 pm

There’s a national margarita day?!? Who knew?


February 22nd, 2010
8:12 pm

There’s a national day for just about EVERY food and drink you can think of…it is getting quite ridiculous.


February 22nd, 2010
8:35 pm

I love the margaritas at Agave. The Texas margaritas at TDS will put a stumble in your step and it makes the line go faster when you grab a pitcher while you wait.

February 22nd, 2010
8:41 pm

I agree with the Margaritas from Pozole being less than perfect!


February 23rd, 2010
10:34 am

No Mas! has an excellent margarita with a spicy salted rim. It’s really the spicy salt that makes it IMO, but they also come in beautiful glasses (conveniently available in their store). :)

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