In the Magic City, it’s always time for tequila. And whether you like yours frozen, with fruit, or on the rocks, you’ll be just as satisfied as if you were in Mexico. So we rounded up the best eight margaritas in Miami to pair with a bowl of chips, guacamole, and a plate of tacos. Between fancy tequilas and blended fruit drinks, there's a cocktail for everyone to savor with sugar and salt dipped on top. Read on to get the scoop.
A health conscious hotspot recently launched by Miami music man extraordinaire David Grutman, Planta South Beach is the Magic City go-to eating house for all things environmentally sustainable and not to mention delicious. And now this plant based eatery is serving up brunch goers bottomless margaritas too. With potent potions like the Rooftop Margarita concocted with Avión Silver, beet juice, lime, agave nectar, and muddled raspberries, and the Pineapple Express mixed up with Avión Silver, pineapple, apple, tumeric, and lemon, you’ll be wisped away to a secret world we like to call Mexico with a sombrero hat in hand.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot Miami summer day than a spicy margarita shaken with ice. And with those beach days approaching, we have the margarita cocktail that will hit you in all the right spots. We recommend sipping on The Spice Green Margarita at El Cielo located in the heart of Miami’s FiDi. A libation made with tequila, jalapeño syrup, green jalapeño slices, lemon juice, St-Germain foam, and black salt crystals, your friends will be green with envy as you raise the heat up.
In Miami, we like it hot. But, when drinking margaritas, we locals like it really hot. And Meat Market Miami Beach knows exactly how to tempt the taste buds of cocktail enthusiasts looking for a Mexican adventure. A sumptuous stomping ground on Lincoln Road, Meat Market Miami Beach is putting a twist on ordinary steakhouse traditions and delivering a sexy margarita coined, “Some Like it Hot,” made with Ocho Peposado tequila, fresh lime juice, jalapeño infused agave nectar, and raspberries.
There’s no better way to keep the night going than with a spicy margarita at a rooftop shindig in Wynwood. And this summer, we have just the spot to send you to. Head to No. 3 Social for a cocktail that doesn’t mess around, made with tequila, agave nectar, lime, jalapeno, and black salt. A sanctuary in the sky looking over Miami’s swanky art district, you’ll be dancing to the sounds of the roof as you sip on an ice cold, margarita - shaken not stirred.
Glam and glitz meet modern and contemporary in this chic Italian café, MC Kitchen, located in the up and coming Design District. And after a day of shopping, Chef Dena Marino has the perfect margarita brew in mind to pair with a red sauce rustic plate of ricotta cavatelli - The Bunny Wigglesworth. A libation of Sombra Mezcal, ruby red grapefruit, and eureka lemon, this sweet but spicy concoction will tickle your tongues and stomachs with a boost of old country flavor.
Award-winning bartender and owner John Lermayer is serving up margarita maniacs an industry favorite – invented over 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Known as Tommy’s Margarita, this enticing sip is dubbed by GQ, “the only margarita recipe you need.” So without further ado, we’re recommending you start your evening off with a bang by slurping on this local gem, made with Olmeca Altos Blanco, agave, limes, and black salt, available at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
If you’re looking for a fresh take on the Mexican margarita, look no further than the El Chapo at Jezebel Bar + Kitchen. A unique mixture of Don Julio Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice and arbol chile syrup with an illegal mezcal float, this mouthwatering mélange will rewrite your definition of the classic margarita, and will even make Miami the new Mexico for all things hot and fiery.
At Casa Tua Cucina at Brickell City Centre, there’s no place like home. So we suggest ordering their new house margarita cocktail, The Rising Sol. A liquid remedy with Casamigos Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, roasted spicy pineapple syrup, pomegranate seeds, and ginger beer float, this new and “nacho” average cocktail will make you party like there’s no tomorrow. And the best part is, you’ll never want to leave, because in this household, mi casa es su casa.
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY VIA PLANTA SOUTH BEACH, EL CIELO, MEAT MARKET MIAMI BEACH, NO. 3 SOCIAL, MC KITCHEN, SWEET LIBERTY DRINKS & SUPPLY CO, JEZEBEL BAR + KITCHEN, CASA TUA CUCINA AT SAKS BRICKELL CITY CENTRE