The Big Rita at Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill in Fort Lauderdale. (Bokampers / Courtesy)
It’s time to get your salt lick on.
National Margarita Day is Friday, Feb. 22 and — as you can imagine — anything commonly shaken with ice is a huge hit here in the subtropics.
So we’ve gathered up a bunch of places in South Florida where you and tequila can become one.
222 Taco (the name itself pays homage to Feb. 22) will debut Friday something they are calling La Margarita Shop. Starting at 12:22 p.m. and then every hour on the :22, La Margarita Shop will sample a different free cocktail from a margarita menu. So while you dine you can enjoy something like Fresa Verde with Montelobos Mexcal, Banannarita with Olmeca Altos Reposado or a Paloma 2.0 with Milagro Silver.
2750 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise. 954-845-9311. BahamaBreeze.com.
Bahama Breeze will once again offere its Classic Margarita all day for $2.22 on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22. (usually costs $7.29).
Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill
Locations in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Miramar, Naples and Estero. Bokampers.com.
It’s buy one, get one free of the Bo’s Big Rita margarita, $18.99, at all of the locations. Flavors include original, strawberry, mango, peach or blueberry.
209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach, 561-812-2336; and 165 NW 23rd St., Miami, 305-846-9120. ButcherShopBeerGarden.com.
Margaritas are usually $12, but on National Margarita Day they will be $5.
This Mexican restaurant in Jupiter’s Harbourside Place is offering El Jimador Margaritas all days for $6.
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, Miami. 305-365-4500. RitzCarlton.com.
This eatery located inside the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne will have two mini margaritas for $10, a JumboRita for $20 and guacamole and two margaritas for $25.
501 Silks Run #1120, Hallandale Beach. 954-457-7662. CantinaLaredo.com.
Located in the Village at Gulfstream Park, this Mexican restaurant will have its Casa Rita margarita for $5 (the regular price is $8.25). There will also be the Tajín Watermelon Rita for $12.25 that is made of cucumber chili tequila, blood orange liqueur, muddled watermelon, lime juice, lemon juice, agave nectar, tajín and then garnished with two watermelon cubes.
The Dragon Margarita at this self-described pan-Asian, Latin fusion eatery is half price all day (normally $12). The Dragon Margarita is made of Avion Tequila, Thai chili peppers, blood orange puree, yuzu juice, orange bitters and spiced rum.
Elements in 1 Hotel South Beach
On National Margarita Day, Steven Minor (the beverage director at 1 Hotel) and Kristin Clark (national mixologist for Casamigos) will host a mixology workshop at Elements, the upstairs bar at the restaurant Habitat from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $40. To order, go to Exploretock.com/1hotelsouthbeach.
Good Spirits Fifth and Fed
476 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-523-2580. GoodSpiritsRestaurant.com.
This restaurant’s Sorrell Margarita will cost $8 (normally $12) on National Margarita Day.
Il Bellagio Italian Restaurant
600 S Rosemary Ave #170, West Palm Beach. 561-659-6160. Ilbellagio.com.
Il Bellagio in West Palm Beach’s CityPlace is offering their Italian Margarita (Sauza Gold Tequila, Dekuyper Amaretto, lime juice, triple sec and sour mix) for $5 all day (usually $10).
La Cerveceria de Barrio
836 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach. 305-535-7400; and 1412 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.786-359-4497. LaCerveCeriaDeBarrio.com/us.
All day both South Beach locations will have margaritas for $6.95 (normally $14-$17).
1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach. 786-717-7274. LaModerna-miami.com.
This restaurant has Tommy’s Spicy Margarita — made with El Jimador Silver Tequila, lime juice, agave and jalapeno — for $8 (normally $14).
Lona Cocina y Tequileria