5 ways to celebrate National Margarita Day

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Jalapeño Kumquat Margarita

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

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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

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Margherita pizza

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.

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