Ready your shot glass, lime, and salt: This Friday, July 24, is National Tequila Day.
We South Floridians love our tequila, whether it comes in a salt-rimmed margarita or a hearty shooter. But as bars remain shuttered, many will observe the agave-fueled holiday at home, socially distanced from our fellow tequila enthusiasts. But do not fret, friends, many local restaurants and bars are offering cocktails to-go to help us toast the gods of tequila.
From spicy margs festooned with Tajín to a zesty chai-infused tequila blend, here, listed in alphabetical order, are Miami's top to-go cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day.
American Social690 SW First Ct., Miami
American Social’s Family Style Margarita Kit ($35) is the perfect alternative to bellying up to the bar. Each kit includes all the necessary elements for a traditional batch of margaritas and serves around four drinks. Pair it with Taco Fiesta pack ($35), for an epic Mexican night in. To order, call the restaurant directly.
Bakan2801 NW Second Ave., Miami
If authentic Mexican flavors are what you crave, sip one of Bakan's many tequila-forward cocktails. Options include the Quiero Verde ($14), a verdant concoction made with tequila, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, triple sec, homemade simple syrup, and cilantro; the Mango Petacón ($16), a refreshing marriage of mango and tequila with triple sec, mint, brown sugar and lime; or, for the traditionalist, the basic Bakan Clasica ($14). Call to place an order for pickup.
Bar Nancy2007 SW Eighth St., Miami
Dive headfirst into one of Bar Nancy's nautical-themed tequila creations. In addition to spicy margaritas, Nancy offers the Smile You Son of a Bitch: a signature blend of Don Julio, Casa Noble, and Blue Nectar tequilas, mango, blackberry, and lime. Batched cocktails are available by the 750-milliliter bottle for $75.
Coyo Taco2300 NW Second Ave., Miami
Local taco mainstay Coyo honors its favorite agave spirit with all-day drink specials. A $5 Coyo margarita or $7 frozen Red Bull margarita is sure to beat the summer heat. Gallon jugs are available for $40, half-gallon bottles for $25. Orders may be placed online.
Monty's2550 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami
While there's no comparison to Monty's bayside views, you can still get your Monty's fix at home with to-go frozen margaritas, available in mango, strawberry, and lime flavors and priced at $6 during happy hour and $10 thereafter. Margarita kits are available for purchase and include one bottle of house tequila, agave syrup, and lime juice ($45). Orders may be placed online or by phone.
Spanglish2808 N. Miami Ave., Miami
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Head to Spanglish in Wynwood to sate your tequila desires with a Chai-Kwando. The limited-edition potion combines chai-infused tequila, a hibiscus-lime reduction, lime, and spiced salt. On offer through July 26, a Tequila Day combo includes two Cali shrimp or chicken tacos and two chai cocktails, for $25; or go all-in with a 34-ounce pre-batched bottle for $55. Orders may be placed online or by phone.
Taquiza7450 Ocean Terr., Miami Beach
For free tequila shots, get over to Taquiza. With the purchase of any of their five margs; classic, frozen, skinny, spicy, or passion fruit, patrons and to-go orders will receive a free Tequila shot with every margarita. Tack on a Taquiza taco kit ($60) which feeds four, to complete the festivities.