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“National Margarita Day”

Five Area Restaurants and Bars Offer Magnificent Margs

Wednesday, February 22
Times and prices vary

Salt, or no salt?  That will be the question of the day on Wednesday, February 22, also known as “National Margarita Day.”  The margarita ranks as one of America’s most popular drinks, and National Margarita Day is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy the tequila and lime libation (as if you need a reason). Whether you prefer them on the rocks, straight up, frozen or fruity, these five local restaurants and bars offer mouthwatering margaritas:

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar

ZOCALO Margarita – Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice; served up, on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $8

Tropical Margarita – Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice with choice of pomegranate, prickly pear, passion-mango or guava; served up, on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $9

Partida Organic Margarita – Partida Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice and 100% organic agave nectar; served up or on the rocks $12

LeBlon Guava Margarita – LeBlon Cachaca, fresh lime juice and guava nectar; served up or on the rocks $10

Nacional 27

N27 Margarita – El Jimador Reposado, Bacardi Anejo, Grand Marnier and lime $11

Cantina Laredo

Casa Rita – Signature margarita, premier blend of Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juices $9

Cabo Margarita – Cabo Wabo Reposado blends seamlessly with Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur $12.50

Pomegranate Margarita – Add an extra splash of Sauza Blanco and pomegranate puree to the Casa Rita $10

Herradura Margarita – Herradura Reposado and Cointreau Orange Liqueur $11.50

Perfect Patron Margarita – Patron Silver and Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur $12

Cinco Rita – Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza, Hornitos, Herradura and Cazadores Silver Tequilas with Cointreau Orange Liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar $11.50

Mango Margarita – Frozen Casa Rita with fresh mango puree and an extra splash of Sauza Blanco $10

Milagro Blackberry Smash – Milagro Silver, lime and mint, muddled with blackberries and agave nectar $11.50

Cactus Bar & Grill

12 oz. Margarita $7; 16 oz. Margarita $9; 20 oz. “Man vs. Margarita” $11

The Cactus Classic – Cactus’ world famous classic recipe; frozen or on the rocks

Guiltless Margarita – A slimmed down version of Cactus’ classic, made with silver tequila, fresh lime and orange juices, agave syrup and club soda; served on the rocks

Frosty Fruit – Made with real fruit purees and served frozen; available in strawberry and mango

NOTE: Add a floater of Patron silver tequila to any margarita for $3

Taco Joint

ZOCALO Margarita – Lunazul Blanco Tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice; served up on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $8

Tropical Margarita – Lunazul Blanco Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice with choice of: prickly pear, passion-mango, blood orange or guava; served up on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $9

Herradura Organic Margarita – Herradura Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice and 100% organic agave nectar; served up or on the rocks $10

Black & Green Margarita – Negra Modelo beer over frozen ZOCALO Margarita $8

Grapefruit Margarita – Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, citrus-chile infused agave
nectar, fresh ruby red grapefruit & lemon juice, dash of bitters; served on the rocks with a chile piquin rim
 $9

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610
312.302.9977
ZocaloChicago.com

Nacional 27
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654
312-664-2727
n27chicago.com

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.955.0014
CantinaLaredo.com

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60607
312-922-3830
DontDrinkAndTrade.com

Taco Joint
1969 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 951-2457
TacoJoint.com

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ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar Celebrates National Margarita Day

Monday, February 22, 2010

In honor of National Margarita Day, February 22, ZOCALO’s third annual celebration will feature special margaritas, from their house recipe for only $5 to flavored flights to unique recipes (listed below). ZOCALO celebrates the widely popular Mexican drink, while serving classic and contemporary preparations of authentic Mexican cuisine.

The margarita’s origin has many different “inventors” laying claim to creating the cocktail throughout the 1930s and ’40s, from Mexico City to Acapulco, Texas and beyond.

MARGARITA MENU

Zocalo Margarita $5 on Mondays (reg. $8) Don Julio Blanco tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice served up, on the rocks or frozen with salt rim

Tropical Margarita Flight Created for National Margarita Day Prickly Pear, passion-mango, guava $12

1942 Margarita Created for National Margarita Day Don Julio 1942, agave nectar, lime juice $20

Black Cherry Margarita Created for National Margarita Day Don Julio Blanco, black cherry, lime juice $8

Tropical Margaritas Don Julio Blanco Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice with choice of: blood orange, prickly pear, guava, passion-mango or raspberry and a salt rim $9

Partida Organic Margarita Partida Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice, and 100% organic agave nectar $12

Don Julio Pomegranate Margarita Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice and pomegranate and mango nectar $12

Strawberry-Jalapeño Margarita Agave Loco Pepper Cured Reposado Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice and fresh strawberries and a sugar rim $10

Cabana Guava Margarita Authentically Brazilian Cabana Cachaça, fresh lime juice and guava nectar $10

On Monday, February 22, ZOCALO is open for lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner from 5pm-10pm. Half-price appetizers will be available in the bar area from 5pm-7pm.

ZOCALO
358 W. Ontario St., Chicago
312.302.9977
http://www.zocalochicago.com

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