In the spirit of National Margarita Day and in the wake of Mardi Gras, here is a list of the top five restaurants with the best original margaritas in Birmingham.
- Cocina Superior – Located in Brookwood Village. If you don’t mind a crowd, Cocina Superior is the best spot to celebrate National Margarita Day. Their signature drink, geared toward the ladies, is a pomegranate margarita($7) that consists of fresh squeezed pomegranate juice, tequila blanco and lime juice. We recommend the original lime margarita($6.75) on the rocks in a glass instead of the normal 20oz plastic cup. Happy Hour runs daily from 2:30-6:30.
- Cantina – Located in the Martin Biscuit Building at Pepper Place. Cantina is second only because of the occasional long line customers encounter to order their drinks. The Lime Rita'($7) on the rocks is made with the delicous 100% pure agave Sauza Hornitos Tequila. They will have $5 margaritas all day to celebrate the makeshift holiday.
- La Paz – Located in Mountain Brook Village. La Paz serves their original margarita with Don Alejandro Tequila on the rocks or frozen. Today and every Wednesday they offer their original margarita on the rocks for $3 and frozen for $4.
- Rojo – Located on 2921 Highland Avenue. Rojo serves their house margarita on the rocks with Sauze Silver Tequila for $6 a glass or $27 for a pitcher.
- Sol y Luna – Located at 2811 7th Avenue South. Sol y Luna’s classic Texas margarita ($8) is a combination of Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila with Grand Marnier and orange-lime juice. The best drink might be the Sol y Luna($8) which is Sauza Conmemorativo Tequila, Grand Marnier and their home made spicy sangrita. Pricey but delicious.
These are the picks so cure your Mardi Gras hangover tonight by celebrating National Margarita Day with one of these delicious cocktails. If you feel like staying home tonight and want to make your own margarita, check out these recipes.