Top Ten Margaritas: Classic, Spicy, and Pink
This beachy bar at the newly renovated Shelborne Beach Resort is one of the few hotel bars that welcomes locals in from a hot stroll on SoBe's boardwalk. Custom make your Margarita with one of 50 different top-shelf tequilas, or let the barkeeps make you one using an array of fresh fruits. The poncho de sandia ($13) is especially refreshing, with muddled watermelon, Cabo wabo tequila, and fresh lime juice.
At first, you might not equate the sophisticated Raleigh martini bar with a fantastic Margarita. Then again, the original Mexican cocktail was, indeed, a classy affair. The Raleigh's Frida ($15) is a blend of watermelon for color and Zarco tequila for kick. If your taste buds find a hint of spice and sweetness, it's because of the fresh basil and sage muddled in.