The margarita is a Mexican cocktail, typically a mix of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and a sweetener. This base mix has been adapted to include almost any fruit and liqueur imaginable and are often served with salt on the glass rim. The margarita includes ingredients that should stimulate the four primary tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Lime and tequila are the two ingredients for this marriage made in cocktail heaven. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Margaritas can be made in so many ways, take on many personalities, and they are the must have summer cocktail. The possibilities are endless!
Follow Jimmy Buffet's advice and escape to "Margaritaville." There are mixologists across our Island making these libations. From the classic, to strawberry, watermelon or any flavor you desire. A layered margarita is awesome because you get to enjoy different flavors in one, plus it just looks really pretty.
However be sure to drink responsibly, and remember don't drink and drive!
Check out these hot spots serving mouthwatering margaritas:
Del Fuego Restaurant
429 North Country Road, Saint James (631) 963-6900
Enjoy Happy Hour 1/2 price Margaritas Monday-Friday from 3 pm to 6:30 pm
Perfecto Mundo Latin Fusion Bistro
1141-1 Jericho Turnpike, Commack (631) 864-2777
Their signature Perfecto Petron Margarita is a must have.
Bobby's Burger Palace
Locations in SmithHaven Mall and Roosevelt Field
Bobby's Frozen Cactus Pear Margarita compliments every burger on the menu.
Mulcahy's of Wantagh
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh (516) 783-7500
Pair $3 Frozen Margaritas with their delicious tacos.
El Coyote Loco
3545 Merrick Road, Seaford (516) 785-9087
Margaritas are BOGO - a great way to indulge on Taco Tuesday!
Locations in Roslyn and Huntington
Their fresh pomegranate and tangerine juices mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice and the best Petrone and Quantro make for the best Margarita!
Post Office Cafe
130 W. Main Street, Babylon (631) 669-9224
The top shelf Margaritas are over the top tasty.
3A- N Park Avenue, Rockville Centre (516) 255-0065
Crockett & Tubbs will be jealous over their Miami Vice Margarita! It is a strawberry pina colaga margarita with Cruzan pinapple rum floater.
4245 Austin Boulevard, Island Park (516) 897-8300
Their motto is "Drink Margaritas...live happier!" And you will after the first sip.
Locations in Smithtown and Northport
They offer 2 for 1 Margaritas all day, every day!
Let us know where your favorite Margaritaville hang out is on LongIsland.com's Nighlife Forum.