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Where to Celebrate Margarita Day in NYC

February 21, 2014 at 9:26 AM | by | ()

It's cold, snowy and miserable, and Cinco de Mayo is just too far away. So what are NYC hotels to do to cheer us all up? Why, celebrate National Margarita Day, of course. (Yes, that really is a thing). It's officially tomorrow, but, we say, why not get started tonight?

Here's where and what to drink (and how to make your own):

Classic Margarita ($19, in above photo) from the Vintage Specialty Cocktails menu at Trouble’s Trust in The New York Palace
1.5 oz Patron Silver
1 oz Cointreau
1.5 Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Serve on the rocks or in a Martini glass. Garnish with salt.

Spanish Harlem Rose ($19, also in above photo) from the Specialty Cocktails menu, also at Trouble’s Trust in The New York Palace
1.5 oz. Don Juilo Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Uncouth Pear Ginger Vermouth
Thinly Sliced Serranno Chili
Ginger Slices
In a pint glass add chili and ginger. Add ingredients, add ice. Shake for 10 Seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lavender.

Blood Orange Margarita ($12) at Parker & Quinn restaurant in Refinery Hotel
1.5 oz Avion Silver Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz Blood Orange Puree
0.25 oz Lime Juice
Ginger Beer.

La Perra ($14) at La Bottega in The Maritime Hotel
2 oz tequila
1 oz Canton Ginger liquor
1 oz fresh lime juice
Fresh jalapeño slivers (seedless)
Shake and strain through a mesh strainer into a rocks glass
Garnish with jalapeño sliver

Paloma ($13) at Pop @ Pod in the Pod 51 Hotel
2 oz Blanco Tequila
0.5 oz Agave nectar
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Splash of ginger beer

Blood Orange Margarita ($16) at W Downtown's The Living Room Bar & Terrace
1.5 ounces of Jalapeno-infused Don Julio Blanco
0.5 ounces of Agave Syrup
0.5 ounces of Lime Juice
0.5 ounces of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
0.5 ounces of Cranberry Juice
Splash of OJ

Or .. make your own in your hotel room:

The Surrey's in-room mixology program allows guests to select their spirit -- vodka, gin, tequila, rum or bourbon -- and a personal bartender arrives to their room with an old fashioned bar cart with all the fixings needed for 4-5 perfect drinks. With the choice of tequila the bartender will shake up a Blackberry Mint Margarita with blackberries, mint, lime juice, simple syrup and Patrón Silver. Invite your friends, you have your very own bar in your room!

[Photos: New York Palace/Refinery Hotel/The Surrey]

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