Every year on February 22, International Margarita Day is celebrated across the world to pay homage to our favorite eponymous cocktail. Other than the fact it was first created in the 1930s in Mexico, the full origin story of this classic cocktail featuring tequila, triple sec, and lime juice is still shrouded in mystery. Well, if you do love tequila cocktails and identify yourself as a connoisseur, here is a roundup of the best places to drink and enjoy this classic concoction this International Margarita Day in Mumbai.
Lord Of The Drinks, commonly known as LOTD has become one of the most sought-after places in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru & Pune. LOTD is home to the tastiest food and eccentric drinks. This swanky restaurant and bar delivers an elating experience with its unique aura, opulent décor, and bespoke cocktails. On the occasion of International Margarita Day, experience the Flameed Margarita loaded with Tequila, Lime, Passion Fruit & Absinthe flambeed with herbs and spices and you won’t be disappointed.
Must Haves: Beer Chicken Chips, Pil Pil Prawns, Chicken Fungi Wine, Butter Beer, Purple Rain, Jhatka Mary
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Located at many locations in Mumbai, Chili’s serves some of the best finger-licking Tex-Mex food and chilled Margaritas. The best part about this restaurant is that you can find it almost everywhere in the city so you don’t have to do too much of legwork to dine here. Chili’s serves varieties of their special Margaritas but we would recommend you try the Presidente Margarita will shake up your day with their hand-shaken margarita made with Don Angel Tequila, triple sec, and brandy. Try the blackberry, strawberry, or mango flavors that'll please your taste buds in just a few minutes.
Must Haves: Big Mouth Burger, Santa Fe Salad, Smoked Chicken Leg, Roasted Red Pepper Chicken, Ancho Chili Fish
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
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Located in the heart of South Mumbai at Atria Mall, South Bombay Bar is one of the go-to lounges for all SOBOites. The concept of South Bombay Bar is focused on fine dining during the day and a high-energy lounge bar in the evenings. Known to have great music, amazing food, and touted as the best place for bespoke cocktails, SOBO is a perfect place to visit with friends or on a date night. The classic Margarita on their stellar menu featuring Tequila and orange liquor with a dash of lemon juice is definitely a heat winner.
Must Haves: Fish Lemon Butter, Popcorn Sour, Pomoranza, Berry LIIT, Raw Mango & Lemongrass Soup, Blue Cheese Chicken Tikka, Smoked Goat Cheese Samosa
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Not so old in the market, Demy is a breathtaking evolution of culinary adventures. The sophisticated cafe, and bar, offers a wide array of global cuisines The pebble-strewn entrance, with oversized lanterns, and a monochromatic white and nude color palette set the mood for a relaxed eating-out experience. With an elaborate menu where there is something for everyone, the Star Margarita featuring the perfect blend of Tequila, Orange Liqueur, in-house gooseberry, star fruit sour, and lime with chili salt rim will not leave you disappointed.
Must Haves: Siesta Sour, Chicken Taco, Turnip Cake, Signature Avocado Toast, Falafel Salad, Coffee Tres Leches Pull Me Up, Passion Fruit Mimosa, Lavender Gin & Tonic.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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With one of the biggest dance floors in the city, Bombay Cocktail Bar is a must-visit for those looking to experience some of the most unique cocktails in the city. A black and gold-themed lounge spread across 2,400 sq.ft of space, Bombay Cocktail Bar is definitely a well-styled space. A chic, theatrical, and luxe space, with mixologists curating some yummy cocktails, their classic Margarita is worth trying.
Must Haves: Pomegranate Spritzer, Kala Khatta Drink, Aloo Angara, Hot Garlic Prawns
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
Glocal Junction is the unification of global experiences with surprise elements of local cultures, a twisted new whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. With perky live music and a lively ambiance, Glocal Junction has become one of the most frequented hangouts for the youths. With a lavish multi-cuisine menu, they have paired a fantastic booze selection that entails labels from all over the globe. Glocal Junction also organizes fun karaoke nights and live sports screenings. A lavish buffet spread, check, a stellar booze collection, check, this spot has it all! Head here and enjoy their amazing Strawberry Peach Margarita this International Margarita Day!
Must Haves: Zaituni Mini Kulcha, Vegan Bowl, Pickled Beet & Feta, Pomegranate Jalapeno Iced Tea, Thailee, Cactus Cooler
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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Pink Wasabi is a luxury boutique café and one of the best Asian restaurants in Mumbai offering indulgence in exquisite taste. It embodies the true meaning of gourmet delights through its every element, from the thoughtfully curated menu to the distinctive decor that exudes sassy vibes. Diners are welcomed with rose-adorn interiors, wisteria-covered exteriors and candy-floss pink furnishings. While the restaurant serves an extensive mix of Asian dishes, their selection of cocktails is exemplary and something every cocktail lover most definitely must try! We recommend the Dynasty Margarita mixed with Chili, Litchi, Ginger and Tequila which is served in the quirkiest ways.
Must have: Sushi, Pink Noodles, Wakame Seaweed Salad, The Sakura Cherry Blossom, Asian Tofu Salad, Atun Picante Maki.
Cost for two: ₹ 1730
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