Keep calm and tequila on: your guide to Margarita week

Keep calm and tequila on: your guide to International Margarita week

Dig out your sombrero, it’s margarita week!

Marg my words amigos, these margaritas are tequil for.

Riverbar & Kitchen | Brisbane CBD 

There are few places in Brissie with as beautiful a riverfront view as Riverbar & Kitchen on Eagle Street. What could be better than celebrating with friends and soaking up the sun, while gazing out at the water with Riverbar’s Spicy Pina Margarita in hand. Made with tequila, lime, agave, pineapple shrub and chilli, this marg is sure to inject a little sweetness and a little spice into your step.

Gerards Bar | James Street, Fortitude Valley  

Gerards Bar can truly do it all. Among the middle eastern menu, enjoy their spin on the traditional Mexican marg, the Baharat Margarita. Made from milagro silver tequila, mezcal, apricot brandy, lime, baharat falernum and salt, enjoy the aromatic sweet and smoky spice of this unique cocktail.

El Camino | King Street, Bowen Hills 

Chances are you’ve seen this next pick all over Instagram. El Camino’s sombrero snaps and frozen margs precede them, and for good reason. With an ever changing menu of fusion flavours served either in a frozen blend or on the rocks in two indulgent sizes, you’re spoilt for choice! El Camino Cantina’s trademark stamp is adding a smooth, rich float of Grand Marnier creating a luxurious finish, which has earned the name, the Cadillac Margarita. Come for the Insta pictures, stay for the Cadillac. 

Maya Mexican | Fortitude Valley 

Sugar and spice and all things nice. From classic margs to mango jalapeno, coconut and spicy, however you like yours Maya Mexican have got you sorted. With an entire page of margaritas to choose from, the night is guaranteed to be a fiesta!

Baja | Fortitude Valley 

Baja describes itself as “life at ease” which accurately describes how you’ll be feeling all week long. Kick back at Baja this week with one (or all) of their three margs on offer. Sip on a classic, the Tommy’s with a hint of agave syrup on the rocks, or the Baja infused with elderflower, maraschino and lychee. 

Pepe’s Mexican | Newmarket 

Nowhere does margaritas quite like Pepe’s Mexican. And with 11 margs on offer including a frozen, a raspberry and kafir lime, jalapeno and cucumber, and the Lagerita topped with an entire bottle of corona (!), you can be sure to celebrate margarita week in style. For those marg connoisseurs, there is even an $80 margarita made with Top Shelf Añejo Tequila, Grand Marnier, lime & rock salt. Pepe’s means business!

Honto | Fortitude Valley

Live your glamorous, dark and mysterious dream at Honto’s dimly lit, moody cocktail bar. Feel like the main character as you indulge in their Bud’s margarita made with herradura silver tequila, shisho, lime juice, matcha and volcanic black salt for a Japanese twist. 

Mama Taco | West End 

Laidback, modern and authentic, Mama Taco in West End is known for serving up delicious Mexican street food and a vast array of tequila and agave based cocktails. To get your tequila tipple, Mama Taco have created an epic margarita that will have you booking a trip to Cabo, pronto.

Bar Brutus | Fish Lane, South Brisbane 

Bar Brutus boasts one of South Brisbane’s most delicious margaritas. Make sure you ask for the Iltimo cocktail. In this mouthwatering marg you’ll be treated to thyme infused blanco tequila, limoncello, agave and lemon for a refreshing take on this marg-ellous drink.

Street Corner Jimmy | Teneriffe 

Stylish, Street Corner Jimmy knows a thing or two about cocktails. Tucked within its vast cocktail range is the pineapple and jalapeno margarita. Concocted with tequila, cointreau, jalapeño agave syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, spicy salt, this is a marg you won’t forget. 

SK Steak & Oyster | James Street, Fortitude Valley 

Look no further for a classy night out than SK Steak & Oyster. Chow down on seafood platters, juicy steaks and a magnificent margarita to commemorate the magic that is margarita week!

 

Take this list with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila. 

 

Words by Priya Shah
- The gourmand who loves a spicy marg