Top Ten Margaritas: Classic, Spicy, and Pink

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Margarita, a beautiful cocktail named after a mystery woman.
To those of you who think a Margarita is that lime flavored slushy stuff that comes in a really big plastic container, think again

There are conflicting stories about the Margarita's genesis, but many claim the drink, made with fresh lime, tequila, and a touch of sweetness, was named after a beautiful woman. Some say that woman was the daughter of a German ambassador, some say a socialite, some say a Zigfield girl.

None of these stories has anything to do with downing an overly sweet concoction made from a mix which resembles antifreeze.

Though Miami isn't really a Margarita town (you can find more vodka and even bourbon-based drinks in our fair city), you can get a beautiful Margarita if you try. We found ten that suit our taste.  None of them have a Corona floater.

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Rosa Mexicano
10. Rosa Mexicano
The only slushy Margarita you'll find on our list, Rosa Mexicano's frozen pomegranate Margarita ($14) is what we crave when Miami's heat index rises through the roof. The salt rim replenishes lost electrolytes, while the pink sweetness gives you an instant brain freeze.

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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
9. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Known for cocktails named after artists, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar's Os Gemeos ($14) is named after Brazilian twin street artists. Mezcal is mixed with Crown Royal Black, passion fruit, pineapple, then topped with a slice of grilled pineapple and mint. Potent, complicated, artistic.


Location Info

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The Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Cantina Beach

455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mercadito Midtown - CLOSED

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Corner

1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Sustain Restaurant + Bar - CLOSED

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tudor House Restaurant - CLOSED

1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Raleigh Hotel

1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Shelborne South Beach

1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rosa Mexicano

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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7 comments
g.
g.

The Lolita @ the River Oyster Bar is great, if you like a spicy margarita.  And Wood Tavern has a great hand-crafted margarita for $7, which is a steal in this town.

NikkiH
NikkiH

I miss the Herradura margaritas at Rancho Grande...

GusGarciaRoberts
GusGarciaRoberts

I shouldnt be spreading this around, but Cantina Laredo at Gulfstream gives you big ass, good margaritas for $5 during their happy hour.

Yak
Yak

Had the one at Broken Shaker. Best in my book as well.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

 Have to honestly say I haven't tried the Wood Tavern Margarita.  Must do so. Thanks for the tip. 

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