The Best Margaritas in NYC

The Best Margaritas in NYC

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With warm weather descending on the city, you and your crew are probably looking for a refreshing, summery alcoholic beverage to get you through the heat. Whether it’s Taco Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday or Cinco de Drinko, we’ve got you covered with the best margs in town.

The Black Ant

Neighborhood: East Village
Location: 60 2nd Ave

Hot and spicy your thing? The Smoky Jalapeño Margarita from The Black Ant will set your senses en fuego. With jalapeño infused tequila and chipotle-speckled salt around the rim, the cool lime topper is the only relief for this delicious and fiery combo. For those of us that aren’t interested in becoming a fire breathing dragon, The Black Ant also offers traditional margs, a variety of flavors, and pitchers for a true fiesta!

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Horchata

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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Location: 470 Sixth Avenue

Transport to the streets of Mexico the moment you step through the doors of this colorful venue. With string lights hanging from the ceiling, bright patterned seating and flowering cactus plants on every table, this spot truly puts you in the mood for a marg. Choose between Blood Orange, Jalapeño Cucumber, Pomegranate or Fig flavors, or try out one of the daily frozen margarita specials. Or just try them all! Horchata also offers a bottomless boozy brunch on the weekends. Arrrrrriba!

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Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante

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Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Location: 668 10th Ave

Boasting over 100 different types of tequila, this breezy venue offers outdoor seating and, more importantly, a dangerously addictive Mexican Firing Squad Margarita. Before you get scared, let’s break down the anatomy of the drink: Tapatio Reposado tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, and spiced salt on the rim blend together for a fiery treat. For the less bold, the sweet and satisfying Lemonita Margarita is for you – nothing says summer like Suerte Blanco tequila, combier orange, lemon, and citrus salt to finish. Someone get us to a playa, stat!

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Mesa Coyoacan

Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Location: 372 Graham Ave

Authentic, cozy & cocktails galore, it’s no wonder this East Williamsburg spot is a hipster haven. With an extensive margarita offering that is too long to list, their most popular and innovative flavors include slow-burning grapefruit habanero, fresh watermelon, and sweet, tangy pineapple. Pair any marg with an overly-stuffed set of tacos for a noche you won’t forget.

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Rosa Mexicano

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Neighborhood: Union Square
Location: 9 East 18th St

Fruity and fabulous, Rosa Mexicano is best known for their Frozen Pomegranate Margarita which has been the venue’s signature drink since 1984. A flavorful blend of blanco tequila, triple sec, pomegranate and lime, this margarita pairs best with a big bowl of guac (made right in front of you – talk about FRESH). Stop by one of Rosa’s 4 NYC locations at Midtown East, Lincoln Center, Tribeca, or Union Square.

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