10 Unique Margaritas to Try around Boston

By Kaitlynn Miller | February 22, 2018 | Food & Drink

From fruit-inspired libations to spicy creations, these are the elevated margaritas around Boston to sip on for National Margarita Day (February 22).

Italian Margarita at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

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Although this Boston hot spot is known for its upscale cuisine, which includes handmade pasta and signature steak, they will be celebrating National Margarita Day by putting an Italian-inspired twist on the classic margarita. Featuring limoncello and Campari, you’re in for a unique yet delicious sip at this locale. 75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810

Cielo Azul at Temazcal Tequila Cantina

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Serving up authentic Mexican cuisine in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere, Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers a collection of over 250 varieties of tequila within their tequila library, in addition to ten signature margaritas. However, we suggest trying their newly introduced creation, the Cielo Azul, which is made with lunazul anejo, cynar, sombra mezcal, blue curacao, lime juice, and simple syrup. 250 Northern Ave. #2, 617-439-3502

Blackberry Thyme Margarita at TAMO Bistro and Bar

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Situated against the harbor, this waterside eatery boasts an extensive menu showcasing a wide variety of global flavors with a Boston twist—and that include their cocktails. For a cold weather spin on a summer staple this season, order their blackberry thyme margarita, which perfectly combines sweet flavors with savory notes. Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Ln., 617-385-4304

Spice Me Up at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

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For something with a bit of a kick, head to this Kendall Square spot responsible for introducing authentic Hunan Cuisine to the Boston area. While perusing their extensive menu of unique food options, we suggest ordering their spice me up cocktail, which includes Peloton de Muerte mezcal, muddled lime and jalapeno, lime reduction, orange juice, and aperol. 270 Third St., 617-945-0907

Mean Eyed Cat Margarita at The Tip Tap Room

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Owned by chef and restaurant industry veteran, Brian Poe, this spot nestled in the heart of Beacon Hill offers patrons an upscale pub experience with bites such as baked brie, roasted pumpkin risotto, and lobster bisque, partnered with an extensive menu of craft cocktails. For margarita-lovers, we suggest the mean eyed cat margarita, which combines chili infused tequila, pomegranate, cucumber, triple sec, and fresh lime. 138 Cambridge St., 857-350-3344

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita Cask ‘n Flagon

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Just steps away from Fenway Park, Cask ‘n Flagon is the perfect place to stop before and after cheering on the Red Sox. On National Margarita Day (or any day you’re looking for a tequila-inspired cocktail), we suggest ordering their strawberry jalapeño margarita, which features jimador and simple syrup. 62 Brookline Ave., 617-536-4840

Life Line at Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar

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Specializing in tacos, raw bar, and tequila, you can expect to find an extensive selection of delicious margaritas at this South Boston haunt. While their margarita options range from a house marg to pumpkin spice-inspired creations, perhaps one of their more unique—and energizing—libations is the life line, which combines tequila, Kahlua, espresso, liqueur, chocolate milk, and coffee beans. 412 W Broadway, 617-917-5626

Build-Your-Own Margarita Bar at MIJA Cantina and Tequila Bar

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Set in the historic Faneuil Hall, this laidback locale known for its fun atmosphere and fresh food offers diners authentic Mexican cuisine paired with over 150 tequila options, craft cocktails, and of course, delicious margaritas. And on National Margarita Day, the Boston hot spot will be featuring their annual build-your-own margarita bar for patrons to mix up a creation perfect for their individual palate. 1 S Market St., 857-284-7382

Blackberry Basil Margarita at Papagayo

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Made from scratch with fresh fruit, agave nector, 100-percent blue agave tequila, and orange liquor, the margaritas at Papagayo are some of the most flavorful and fresh cocktails in town. While you can never go wrong with their classic house margarita, we suggest elevating your order with a drink such as the blackberry basil margarita, which includes blackberry puree, basil, altos blanco, blackberry brandy, lime juice, and agave nectar. 15 West St., 617-423-3600

Mezcal-isco at Rosa Mexicano

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Decorated in bright colors and Mexican artwork, this Boston eatery offers diners a stylish and festive environment for enjoying authentic cuisine and flavorful cocktails. Be sure to order their coveted tableside guacamole, which pairs perfect with their unique mezcal-isco margarita made from vida mezcal, El Jimador blanco tequila, lime, organic agave, house-blend orange bitters, and smoked guajillo-sal de gusano. 155 Seaport Blvd., 617-476-6122



Photography by: Photography courtesy of Regan Communications Group (Davio’s, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, TAMO Bistro and Bar, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, The Tip Tap Room, Cask ‘n Flagon); via facebook.com/locosouthboston; facebook.com/mija-cantina-tequila-bar; facebook.com/papagayoboston; facebook.com/rosamexicano