Food and Drink

5 ways to celebrate National Margarita Day

Courtesy of Legion Brewing
Courtesy of Legion Brewing

As if today being Friday isn’t enough, it’s also the annual “holiday” that honors that perfect combination of tequila, triple sec, salt and lime.

It’s such a celebrated drink that it even has a local podcast named after it. The Margarita Confessionals co-host Ali Washburn said the podcast name came about “because of our deep love for margarita nights and because tequila is the ultimate truth serum — a conversation with your bff is way better after a few margs.”

Cheers to that. 

There’s more than one way to drink a margarita, however. All over Charlotte, local watering holes are breaking out the classics and the twist on the classics.

Whether you prefer savory, sweet, spicy or traditional, here are 5 ways to celebrate:

(1) BLT Steak

110 N. College Street

BLT TheBurro
Courtesy of BLT Steak<br/>The Burro Margarita

BLT Steak will offer The Burro Margarita — 18 Herradura Silver, Cointreau, pineapple, lime juice, ginger beer, jalapeno and cilantro syrup — for half off all day today.

Price: $9.

(2) Hickory Tavern

1100 Metropolitan Avenue

Hickory TavernTMargarita (1)
Courtesy of Hickory Tavern<br/>Sauza Margarita

Hickory Tavern at The Met will have $5 Sauza Margaritas all day. If you like the classic taste of a margarita, this is their traditional house version.

Price: $5.

[Related: Here are 6 amazing margaritas—at places outside the norm]

(3) Legion Brewing SouthPark

5610 Carnegie Blvd.

Legion Brewing Blood Orange Amigo
Courtesy of Legion Brewing<br/>Bood Orange Amigo Margarita

Legion Brewing SouthPark has created a Blood Orange Amigo Margarita, made of Casamigos tequila, house-made rosemary syrup and blood orange puree.

Price: $13.

(4) Paco’s Tacos & Tequila

6401 Morrison Boulevard #8A

All weekend, Paco’s will be serving up a special Blackberry-Basil Infused Tequila and a Jalapeño Kumquat Margarita.

Price: $10.

(5) Sabor Latin Street Grill

12 locations

Courtesy of Sabor Latin Street Grill<br/>Amigos Margaritas

Sabor’s Amigos Margaritas will be $5. That is the standing Friday special — so technically, they are celebrating Margarita Day every Friday. We’re in.

Price: $5.

[Related: 12 of Charlotte’s best margaritas—whether you like them salty, spicy or sweet]

Runner up: Uncle Maddio’s for a Margherita—pizza?

345 South Kings Drive

One of these things is not like the other: Uncle Maddio’s Pizza suggested a completely different way to honor the day typically celebrated with tequila. Hey, we gotta eat. Their Margherita pizza is created with a homemade pizza crust, garlic olive oil, fresh and shredded mozzarella, sliced roma tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil.

Price: $8.99.

This is just a small sampling of the margaritas Charlotte has to offer. What’s your favorite margarita in town? Let us know in the comments.