Planning on downing a few in honor of National Margarita Day? Here are some of our favorite places to lift a salt-rimmed glass.
Mango margs are usually too sweet. Not this one—it’s balanced out by ginger, passionfruit, and a chili-salt rim. $13. 98 District Sq., SW.
This modernist take—it’s from a José Andrés restaurant, after all—comes topped with a cloud of salty foam. $12.50. 401 Seventh St., NW.
Cukes and tequila don’t sound like an obvious pairing, but this concoction is super-refreshing. $11. 4928 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 12435 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac.
When you want just the basics—fresh-squeezed lime juice, tequila, rocks, salt. $7.50. 2401 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 2503-A N. Harrison St., Arlington; 2400-B Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.
Fruity and floral but deceptively potent. $13 ($7 at happy hour, Wednesday through Friday, or via the takeout window). 1926 14th St., NW.
Half frozen marg’, half easy drinking Modelo. $9 ($6 at daily happy hour). 43 N St., NW.
This article appeared in the May 2018 issue of Washingtonian and has been updated.