By Milena Petrovic
When the cold month of February has you wishing you were under Mexico’s sun, know that you can always find margaritas to sip. After all, when life gives you limes, margaritas must be made.
Here are six great places in Calgary where you can drink margaritas.
With 10 different fruit-licious varieties on the menu including guava, mango, blood orange, strawberry rhubarb and chili coconut, this would be the cheapest trip you’ve ever taken to Mexico. Order options include half jugs (now don’t forget to pick your jaw up off the floor). Enjoy $6 margaritas everyday from 3 to 5 pm.
Address: #2 2116 4 Street SW
The bartenders here make a classic margarita that’ll have you reordering one after the other. Made with Casamigos Blanco, Cointreau and simple syrup with coarse grey sea salt coating the rim and that’s punctuated with a wedge of lime.
Address: 1005 17 Avenue SW
If you’re not feeling enthusiastic about today, get out there and grab a margarita. Tropical lives up to their name with their margarita flavours—coconut, mango, guava and classic citrus.
Address: 1424 17 Avenue SW
Have a sip of summer by ordering up the cherry, watermelon (made with fresh watermelon) or their sweet and spicy pineapple serrano margarita that’ll have you saying, “hola amigos!” in no time. Hop in for half hour from 3 to 5 pm everyday for $5 margaritas.
Address: 723 17 Avenue SW
Order up the must-try Mezcalgarita made with Pelotón de la Muerte mezcal, cointreau crowned with an herb-salted rim and garnished with a wedge of lime. Start Mondays off right with $5 classic margaritas available all day.
Address: 235 12 Avenue SW