Brisbane’s best house margaritas | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane’s best house margaritas

Forget your basic margs or the frozen takes of yore; the margarita format is open to some exceptional twists!

A staple of girls nights, pre-dinner sipping, and Saturday nights alike, a margarita is a truly blessed concoction. As much as we love the simplicity of the classic or Tommy’s margarita, these twists are well worth branching out with!

Coconut margarita | Maya Mexican

With a whole list of margarita variations, Maya is a marg-lover’s paradise! As well as classics including regular, spicy and Tommy’s margs, Maya offers a signature list including watermelon, passionfruit and mango iterations. Our eyes, though, are on the coconut margarita, with Patron Silver, triple sec, coconut, lime, bitters and a coconut rim.

Tommy-Son | Yoko

Whoever the first person was to think of using Japanese togarashi with a margarita, we salute you! This refreshing and zesty sip at Howard Smith Wharves’ mod-Japanese joint hits the spot, with tequila, yuzu and lime juice, agave, and togarashi for some zip. Kanpai!

Baja margarita | Baja

Oooh mama, Baja has the goods when it comes to a fresh take on the marg! Their house sip combines tequila with elderflower and maraschino liqueurs, lemon and lychee for a refreshing libation perfect for pairing with their tacos and modern-Mexi snacks.

Fong fuego | Kiki

What’s not to love about vibrant pink watermelon, a healthy glug of tequila, and some zesty AF chilli? As if the escapism provided by Kiki’s setting in the stunning Fish Lane Town Square wasn’t enough, this bad boy is guaranteed to take you down to flavour town.

South of the border | SK Steak & Oyster

With all the zing of a classic marg but with the addition of smooth Pedro Ximenez sherry, this bad boy is a classy rework of our go-to cocktail that perfectly suits the opulent menu and setting of James Street’s SK.

Grilled pineapple margarita | El Planta

Plant-based Mexican delights aside, the drinks menu at El Planta is well worth the visit! Take their take on a marg with tequila, pineapple and lime juices and grilled pineapple jam, and prepare for a flavour explosion begging to be continued with a serve of guac con totopos.

Yuzu margarita | Saké

Sorry, lime, but yuzu is our new juice-of-choice! As well as their delectable Japanese bites, CBD institution Saké serves up some smashing cocktails inspired by Japanese flavours, with the yuzu margarita being a fun, fresh and flirty twist that perfectly suits the food on offer.


My, oh my, what a marg.


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