In honor of National Margarita Day, we’ve scoured the state for local recommendations on where to enjoy the Southwest’s quintessential cocktail. Cities and towns across the Land of Enchantment have turned ordinary margaritas into something extraordinary by adding New Mexican culinary creativity and ingredients. Of course, you need not wait for a holiday to enjoy. Get ready to find a spot nearby and experience a perfectly crafted margarita the New Mexico True way!
The extensive margarita list at Garduños features drinks with the intent to cultivate New Mexican culture and cuisine.
Coconut Margarita: A tropical spin on the traditional margarita, featuring fresh-toasted coconut and a unique flavor.
La Goldarita aka Goldie: On the rocks or frozen? The owner’s very own concoction is made with midori sour and it’s blended to the perfect consistency where you can have the best of both worlds.
Patrón Silver Margarita: Looking to keep it simple and classic? This margarita is made from Patrón Silver, Cointreau, house simple syrup, and fresh-squeezed lime juice.
Cabo Wabo Margarita: Made with Cabo Wabo tequila and fresh, mouthwatering flavors.
Jalapeño Margarita: Spice things up with this fresh house margarita made with muddled jalapeno, a jalapeño salt rim, and your favorite tequila.
“The Sweetheart”: This margarita gets its name from the unique red color of the drink coming from grenadine and pomegranate juice. Mixed with tequila and sweet and sour, this margarita is perfect if you are looking for something sweet.
Chile Mango Margarita: With a chile-powdered rim, this margarita is the best of both worlds. A subtle spice chased with a refreshingly smooth mango margarita mix.
The Award Winning Margarita: Made with Patrón, agave syrup, fresh lime, sweet and sour mix made in-house and fresh squeezed orange, there’s no wonder this margarita has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.
Turquoise Margarita: Not only does this margarita taste amazing, it also comes with a souvenir turquoise stone. Made with Casa Noble Tequila, Premium Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur, fresh lime, Blue Curaçao and orange liqueur.
Cucumber and Chile Margarita: Looking for something spicy? This margarita features Sauza Blue Silver Tequila infused with cucumbers and chile, fresh cucumber, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and a red chile rim.
Chile ‘Rita: Indulge in this exotic blend of “Besito Caliente” blackberry habanero sauce, lime juice, Hornitos 100% Agave Reposado tequila & Patrón Citrónge. This margarita is refreshing and packs a punch with local chile grown in Las Cruces.
Mesilla Valley Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita: Treat your taste buds to an adventurous blend of Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila, muddled cucumber and jalapeños, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. Served in a glass rimmed with locally grown honey, crushed pecans & green chile salt, this margarita is sure to rock your world.
Salty Senorita: A twist from the ordinary. Patron Silver and Citronage are shaken, strained and served straight up. To top it all off, literally, is the owners very own, patented salted lime foam.
Norteño Margarita: A truly New Mexican concoction. Fresh Hatch green chile juice is blended with a base sour mix and completed with a chile powder rim.
Build Your Own Margarita: All up to you. The sour mix is made fresh, in house, daily with limes and lemon juice. Whether you are looking for a tart margarita or sweet, there is a mix for you.
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Santa Fe has always been a mecca for those who love margaritas—the beloved beverage both our residents and visitors like to savor. It is most unusual to find a restaurant or bar in Santa Fe that does not feature a margarita on its cocktail list. So it's only fitting that Santa Fe has come to create The Santa Fe Margarita Trail.