5 of the Best: Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day in LondonBy Angelica Malin
Looking for London’s best margaritas to celebrate National Margarita Day in London? Want to make delicious margaritas at home? From happy hours to at-home creations, here’s five of the best ways to celebrate National Margarita Day in style:
The Lowdown: Bermondsey neighbourhood bar, Nine Lives has partnered with new neighbours Pizza Pilgrims and the worlds first luxury tequila, Don Julio to celebrate National Margarita Day in style on Friday 22nd February. For one night only, tuck into Pizza Pilgrims’ famously delicious margarita pizza with a special lime salt sprinkle, while sipping on Don Julio margaritas and let the good times roll for a special price. Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador, Deano Moncrieffe will also be there for tastings while Nine Lives’ resident DJ smashes out the hits.
Price: £8 for a large slice of pizza and Don Julio margarita cocktail and £20 for a whole pizza and two Don Julio margarita cocktails
Where: Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL
The Lowdown: This Margarita Day, shake things up and celebrate with Don Julio at MNKY HSE in Mayfair. Accompanied by tunes from the MNKY HSE music legends, head down to the glamorous haunt to enjoy The CATRINA cocktail. Featuring Don Julio Blanco tequila, shaken with fresh lime juice, clementine puree, lapponia cloudberry liquor, elderflower and vinegar, this cocktail will get celebrations in full swing. Grab some friends, polish off some tacos and ceviche and wash down with this delicious Don Julio cocktail for a Margarita Day to remember.
Where: MNKY HSE, 10 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S4LQ
The Lowdown: In celebration of National Margarita Day, Swingers City & Swingers West End are shaking things up with a limited edition Margarita menu for one day only on Friday 22nd February. Guests can add a little fiesta to their Friday and enjoy a classic Margarita, made with El Jimador Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice or they can mix it up with a Tigerita, Swingers very own twist on a Tommy’s Margarita, and sip on Don Julio Blanco, vanilla spiced agave, fresh lime and cucumber.
Price: Each cocktail is £11, or tequila fans can have twice the fun with 2 cocktails for £18.
Where: Swingers West End, 15 John Prince’s Street, Marylebone, W1G 0AB
The Lowdown: Try The Squealer-ITA Margarita – London‘s first taco flavoured Margarita cocktail, inspired by one of Mexicos most authentic dishes, Tacos al Pastor made with Pork Belly and Pineapple Pico de Gallo, in celebration of National Margarita Day on Friday 22nd February. Modern Mexican restaurant and bar, Cantina Laredo, has concocted a one off Margarita cocktail creation, with the launch of The Squealer-ITA, a taco inspired Margarita cocktail made using Gammon infused Reposado Tequila, Pineapple and Guajillo, fresh Lime and Pineapple topped with a Tortilla and Pork Crackling Chile Salt Rim, served with a Pork Belly Pastor Taco, balancing on the side.
Where: 10 Upper St Martins Lane, London, WC2H 9FB
The Lowdown: For National Margarita Day and to celebrate this pivotal day in the world of cocktails, temper are shaking things up by hosting the best happy hour in town across all of its locations (Soho, Covent Garden and City). All guests dining from 12-6pm will be offered a complimentary margarita. Whether you prefer yours frozen or on the rocks, with tequila or with mescal (a temper favourite!), get down to Covent Garden to enjoy. Soak them up with some tasty tacos for an afternoon or evening of extravagance.
Where: Check locations here temper
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The Lowdown: In honour of National Margarita Day on Friday 22nd February, leading tequila brand, Jose Cuervo has teamed up with London’s original Mexican restaurant, Cafe Pacifico, to offer you a bold menu of Margarita creations, including the Cuervo Tradicional, Kombucha Margarita and the Cuervo Tradicional Watermelon Margarita.
Where: 5 Langley St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA
30ml Cazcabel Honey
20ml Lime juice
Large orange peel
Method: Shake all ingredients and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a large orange peel twist.