28 SAN DIEGO MARGARITAS

In commemoration of National Margarita Day (Feb. 22), here's a look at the bars featured in 2015's Margarita Month.

Bootlegger's The Curious Demise of El Tortuga

Milagro Silver Tequila, scotch, fresh lime juice, topped with orange juice, muddled jalapenos, salted rim, drizzle of raspberry syrup.

Bootlegger
804 Market St., East Village
619.794.2668
bootleggersd.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Casa Guadalajara's La Milagrosa Rosa

Milagro Tequila Silver, Cointreau, lime juice and agave nectar -with a splash of pomegranate juice.

Casa Guadalajara
4105 Taylor St., Old Town
619.295.5111
casaguadalajara.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Casa de Bandini's Milagro Mexican Belini Margarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, white peach syrup, sweet and sour mix, and organic sliced white peaches, shaken and served on the rocks.

Casa De Bandini
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
760.634.3443
casadebandini.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Casa Sol Y Mar's Milagro Mercado Margarita

Milagro Tequila Silver, Azucar Morena syrup, fresh-squeezed lime juice, muddled cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño served over ice in a glass rimmed with Chamoy and Tajín. Garnished with fresh cucumber slice and cilantro sprig

 Casa Sol Y Mar
12865 El Camino Real, Del Mar
858.792.4100
casasolymar.com

Photo by Sara Norris

Ciro's Ciroita

Milagro Silver Tequila, house-made agave syrup, fresh juices of lime and orange, topped with Cointreau.

Ciro's Pizzeria & Beer House
536 Market St., Gaslamp
619.696.0405
cirossd.com
Photo by Sara Norris

El Callejon Encinitas' Margarita Primavera

Blanco tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and triple sec.

El Callejon Encinitas
345 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
760.634.2793
el-callejon.com

Photo by Sara Norris

Don Chido's Hot & Smokey Margarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, lemon, lime, agave, muddled serrano pepper, finished with a Mezcal float and chili-lime salt rim.

Don Chido
527 5th Ave., Gaslamp
619.232.8226
DonChido.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Fat Fish Cantinagrill's The Tipsy Mermaid Margarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, St. Germain, Bare margarita mix, sweet and sour, serrano chilies and cucumber.

Fat Fish Cantinagrill
4474 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach
858.490.2877,
fatfishcantinagrill.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Florent's Border Crossing

Mandarin orange- and mint-infused Milagro Silver Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, topped with a splash of ginger beer and served with a tamarind-spice rim.

Florent
672 5th Ave., Gaslamp
619.595.0123
florentsd.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Indigo Grill's Thai Chili and Ginger Margarita

Thai chili-infused Milagro Silver Tequila, fresh lime sour, agave nectar, topped with ginger beer.

Indigo Grill
1536 India St., Little Italy
619.234.6802
indigogrill.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Funky Garcia's Mango Margarita

Fresh mango pulp, Chamoy, triple sec, Milagro Silver Tequila, Valentina and Tajín rim.

Funky Garcia's
421 Market St., Gaslamp
619.233.8659
funkygarcias.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Johnny V's Margarita

Tequila, fresh lime, agave and grapefruit.

 Johnny V
945 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
858.274.4833
johnnyvsd.com

Photo by Sara Norris

Lumberyard Tavern's Jalapeno Margarita

Muddled jalapeños, lime and agave shaken with silver tequila and fresh citrus juice.

Lumberyard Tavern
967 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
760.479.1657
lumberyard101.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Oceana Coastal Kitchen's Blood Orange & Mulberry Margarita

Milagros tequila, fresh muddled mulberry, fresh blood orange juice, house-made sugar in the raw simple syrup, sweet vermouth and red sea salt and finger lime rimmed.

 Oceana Coastal Kitchen
3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay
858.777.6711
catamaranresort.com

Photo by Sara Norris

PB Shore Club's House Margarita

Silver tequila, fresh lemon, fresh lime juice and agave syrup.

PB Shore Club
4343 Ocean Blvd., Pacific Beach
858.272.7873
pbshoreclub.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Pop's Liquor Cabinet's Classic Margarita

2 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila, 1 oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. lime juice, garnished with a lime wheel.

Pop's Liquor Cabinet
540 F St., Downtown
619.487.9276
f6ixsd.com

Photo by Sara Norris

Puesto's El Gringo

Milagro Silver Tequila, crema agria, fresh lime juice, orange zest.

Puesto
789 W. Harbor Dr., #155, Downtown
619.233.8880
eatpuesto.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Tavern's Jalapeño Margarita

Muddled pineapple and jalapeño shaken with reposado tequila, hand-squeezed lime and agave nectar, garnished with a Tajín rim and a pineapple leaf.

Tavern
1200 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
858.272.6066
tavernatthebeach.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Sandbar Sports Grill's Adios Felicia

Classic tequila, lime, added with Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur and Blue Curaçao. The glass is rimmed with a special blend of Tajin spice, sugar, and salt.

Sandbar Sports Grill
718 Ventura Place, Mission Bay
858.488.1274
sandbarsportsgrill.com

Photo by Sara Norris

The Blind Burro's Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, blood orange syrup, muddled jalapeños.

 The Blind Burro
639 J St., East Village
619.795.7880
theblindburro.com

Photo by Sara Norris

The Deck at Moonshine Flats' Cervezarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, Sprite, topped with a Coronita and served in a bucket.

The Deck at Moonshine Flats
335 6th Ave., East Village
619.255.7625
moonshineflats.com/thedeck
Photo by Sara Norris

The Local PB's Mango Paradise Margarita

Milagro Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice, mango agave syrup, rimmed with li hing mui powder, garnished with a chili wheel.

The Local PB
809 Thomas Ave., Pacific Beach
858.263.7475
thelocalpb.com
Photo by Sara Norris

Duck Dive's Verdita Margarita

Silver Tequila, housemade Verdita, agave nectar. Verdita is our house blend of fresh pineapple juice, mint, cilantro and roasted jalapeño. Refreshing, with a kick!

Duck Dive
4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach
858.273.3825
theduckdive.com
Photo by Sara Norris

The Prado at Balboa Park's PRADO PACIFIC

Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, infused margarita mix

The Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.557.9441
pradobalboa.com

Photo by Sara Norris

The Rabbit Hole's La Sandía

Jalapeño-infused Milargo Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and a watermelon purée. Served in a Tajín-rimmed glass.

 The Rabbit Hole
3377 Adams Ave., Normal Heights
619.255.4653
rabbitholesd.com

Photo by Sara Norris

True North Tavern's Spicy Mango Margarita

Tequila infused with jalapeños, mango puree, agave nectar syrup, fresh lime and orange juice, served with a Tajín chili rim.

True North Tavern
3815 30th St., North Park
619.291.3815
truenorthtavern.com
Photo by Sara Norris

The Reef at Mariscos El Pulpo's Tamarind Margarita

Fresh tamarind pulp, tamarind syrup, triple sec, Milagro Silver Tequila, sweet and sour mix, Valentina and Tajín rim.

The Reef at Mariscos El Pupo
401 Market St., Gaslamp
619.795.8820
thereefbarsd.com

Photo by Sara Norris

Wonderland Ocean Pub's Picante Y Dulce Milagro Margarita

Four muddled lychees, three pinches house-made chipotle chili spice, squeeze of half fresh lime, lychee syrup, triple sec, Milagro Silver Tequila, chipotle chili-spiced rim, orchid garnish.

Wonderland Oceanbeach Pub
5083 Santa Monica Ave., Ste. 2C, Ocean Beach
619.255.3358
wonderlandob.com

Photo by Sara Norris

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