Thanks to National Margarita Day, you now have an excuse to get sloshed on margaritas way before Cinco de Mayo (and on a Monday, no less). From the Upper East Side to Greenwich Village, here are seven great ways to toast National Margarita Day today. Olé!
Blockheads: The two-decade–old Mexican joint will offer their Bulldog Margaritas—made with a mini beer, plus a shot of tequila—for a mere five bucks today, while their classic margaritas will be sold for $3 for the remainder of February. The discounts apply at all nine locations.
Calexico: These Cali-cool burrito slingers are debuting their new cocktail menu with a buy-one, get-one deal from Monday to Wednesday. At all locations, try creations like a David Bowie-nodding Rebel Rebel margarita with passion fruit and dark chocolate ($12 for two).
El Toro Blanco: At John McDonald and Josh Capon’s West Village joint, fete the holiday with a happy hour from 4 to 7pm. Sip an array of margaritas ($6 during happy hour), such as a frozen raspberry variety, and offset the booze with South of the Border classics like empanadas ($5) and loaded nachos ($6–$8).
Maya: Richard Sandoval's agave-soaked gastropub will serve $7 margaritas today. Offerings include the Yucatán (Agavales Blanco tequila, habañero and blood orange juice) and the Mercado (jalapeño-infused tequila, passion fruit juice and a hibiscus-rosemary foam).
Rosie’s: Sample a variety of margs with a Margarita Flight ($12 or three, $15 for four) served on a wooden plank, which includes 1.5 oz samples of Rosie's classic, cilantro and blood orange versions. Regular-sized margaritas will also be offered for $8 during the price-slashed "Hora de los amigos."
Salvation Taco: April Bloomfield's Pod 39 cantina will sling a special hibiscus-ginger margarita ($10), in addition to its regular drinks menu.
Village Pourhouse: To celebrate the holiday, as well as their ten-year anniversary, the Third Avenue mainstay will pour out margaritas for just $3 all day long.