It’s National Margarita Day: 10 Local Drinks to Try

Photo taken from Taco Heads Instagram

by Meg Hemmerle

It’s National Margarita Day —  a holiday that seems to be celebrated on a regular basis here in Fort Worth.

Frozen or on the rocks, with salt or sugar, the margarita is one of the most popular drinks in America. Story has it that the tequila-based drink was invented by Dallas socialite, Margaret or “Margarita” Sames, in 1948. And despite its Dallas roots, Fort Worth does it better — if we do say so ourselves.

In honor of the fiesta, here are a few local drinks to try.

Avocado Margarita, Wild Salsa

300 Throckmorton St.

Roasted pineapple and jalapeño-infused tequila, hand-pressed lime juice, agave nectar and hass avocados all come together in this fruity, avocado margarita from Wild Salsa.

Mezcal Mango Margarita, Yucatan

909 W. Magnolia Ave.

Mezcal is becoming more popular as a substitute for tequila. Both are made from agave, but while tequila comes from the blue agave, mezcal can be made from a variety of agaves and leaves a smoky taste.  Plus, ordering a “mezcal mango margarita” is just fun to say.

Frogarita, Los Vaqueros

3105 Cockwell Ave.

Paying homage to the TCU Horned Frogs, Los Vaqueros serves a Frogarita exclusive to its University-area location. And yes, it’s purple.

Jalapeño Margarita, Taco Heads

1812 Montgomery St.

In honor of National Margarita Day, Taco Heads is celebrating with $3 swirls and $5 margaritas all day. The thing to get — the Jalapeño Margarita. 

House Margarita, Joe T. Garcia’s

2201 N. Commerce St.

Joe T. Garcia’s keeps its menu short and simple and doesn’t mess around with what’s already a great House Margarita, served frozen or on the rocks. Order a single marg or a pitcher to share among friends.

Billionaire Margarita, Reata Restaurant

310 Houston St.

If there is ever a time to spend $50 on a margarita, it’s while celebrating National Margarita Day. The drink is made with Avion Reversa 44 Tequila and Grand Marnier 1880.

Portarita, Rio Mambo

6125 SW Loop 820

The Portarita from Rio Mambo is a classic frozen drink that adds a twist of blackberry and blueberry-infused port wine.

House Margarita, The Original Mexican Eats Cafe

4713 Camp Bowie Blvd.

No need to get fancy here. A straightforward House Margarita from The Original also comes as “skinny” if you’re counting calories.

Pomegranate Margarita, Del Frisco’s Grille

154 E. 3rd St.

The addition of pom juice to Del Frisco’s Grille pomegranate margarita adds a fruity flare to this drink.

Cucumber Margarita, Americado

2000 W. Berry St.

Americado’s Cucumber Margaritas almost went away when it announced it would close back in October. Thankfully the Mexico City-style eatery is here to stay, and so is this drink, which stands among its most popular.