National Margarita Day: Where To Celebrate In LA + Recipes To Mix Up At Home

Bring on the tequila……

Think that margaritas are a summertime only sip? Think again. National Margarita Day actually falls on Feb. 22 and here at Loop, we love any excuse to mix up a good marg. 

Whether you are looking to go out with your amigos or stay in and sip solo, we’ve got you covered. Check out some hot spots to celebrate National Margarita Day in LA and some of our favorite recipes to try at home.


SOL Mexican Cocina

As a special and ode to the holiday dedicated to the tequila-based cocktail, SOL Mexican Cocina, with spots in Playa Vista and Newport Beach, will be serving House Margaritas, on the rocks and frozen, for $7 and Cadillac Margaritas for $12.

12775 Millennium Dr UNIT 160, Playa Vista
251 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach


Ready to be transported to the heart of Mexico City this National Margarita Day? Bar CDMX is a fairly new underground bar tucked away below downtown LA’s historic Brock & Co. building. Inspired by the freshness of ingredients found in Ciudad de México, the menu highlights bright, fruit-centric draft and craft cocktails with a strong focus on agave spirits. This Thursday, head to the subterranean space and try their Margarita de Mango y Mezcal cocktail with Illegal Mezcal, mango, lima and agave or their classic Margarita made with Tequila plata, agave, lima and salt. While you are there, play some fun old school arcade games too.

515 W. 7th St., Los Angeles

Solita Tacos & Margaritas

Solita Tacos & Margaritas‘ House Margaritas will be priced at $5 this Thursday and their Cadillac Margaritas will be $8. With locations in with locations in Huntington Beach, Valencia, Long Beach and Anaheim, SoCal sippers cam definitely get their fix.

1 Pine Ave., Long Beach
24201 Valencia Blvd. STE. 3470, Valencia
7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach
2438 East Katella Ave., Anaheim

Casa Vega

Casa Vega has been shaking up margaritas for generations. An institution since for nearly 70 years, the cantina is located in Sherman Oaks and is one of the longest continuously family-owned restaurants in all of greater Los Angeles. Casa Vega’s roots go back to famous Olvera Street in DTLA. Rafael “Ray” Vega opened Casa Vega in 1956 after being inspired by the success of his parents’ earlier restaurant, Café Caliente, which operated on Olvera Street throughout the 1930s. Casa Vega serves authentic, delicious food and, of course, margs, in a warm and festive atmosphere. Casa Vega’s classic margarita is the signature recipe of founder and there are 14 other options to pick from as well.

3101 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks

Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre is ready to celebrate National Margarita Day. Join the fun at the West Hollywood and Newport Beach locations, where they’re serving $9 margaritas all day long.

8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
1617 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach

I|O at The Godfrey

I|O Rooftop, located on the 7th floor of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, is a sophisticated oasis in the middle of the L.A. buzz with 360  views of the city skylines from the Hollywood sign to DTLA to the ocean. This Thursday, the rooftop will be offering specialty priced margaritas, live music and a yummy taco cart.

i|O Rooftop, The Godfrey Hotel, 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles


1800’s Spicy Margarita

Feelin’ spicy? Put a little kick into your National Margarita Day celebration with the 1800 Spicy Margarita made with 1800’s Cucumber & Jalapeño Tequila.


  • 2 oz 1800 Cucumber & Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz Agave Syrup
  • 2 Thin Jalapeño Slices
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish

Method: In a mixing tin, add jalapeños and then lightly muddle. Add remaining ingredients along with ice, then shake and strain into iced, rocks glass rimmed with spicy chili and lime seasoning. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Codigo 1530 Rosa’s Skinny Margarita

Código 1530 Tequila is known for being the most selective tequila in the world, made from 100% agave with a recipe and process that’s been perfected over generations. This version of the margarita uses a natural sweetener, monk fruit syrup, instead of simple syrup and skips the orange liqueur. The result is a refreshing drink you’ll want to enjoy year-round.

  • 2 parts  Código 1530 Rosa Tequila
  • 1 part Lime Juice

    1 part Monk Fruit Syrup

Method: Pour salt onto a small plate. Use the wedge of lime to wet the rim of a margarita glass. Dip the rim into the salt and fill the glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and ingredients. Shake and pour into prepared glass.

Milagro’s Cucumber Watermelon Margarita 

Milagro Tequila‘s Cucumber Watermelon Margarita is a refreshing bright twist on the classic sipper. The recipe calls for agave nectar, but can easily be substituted with simple syrup too.


  • 2 parts Milagro Silver
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.75 parts Agave Nectar*
  • 4 parts Watermelon Chunks
  • 2 slices Cucumber
  • Tajin
  • 1 Cucumber Spear
  • 1 Watermelon Spear

*Or Substitute with Simple Syrup. 

Method: Muddle watermelon and cucumber in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with Tajin dusted watermelon and cucumber spears.

Pink House Alchemy’s The Daisy

A daisy by any other name could never be as sweet as the Pink House Alchemy Daisy Margarita. With every sip, you’re overtaken with the fragrant and herbaceous notes of pH Herbalicious syrup and the tart, juicy brightness of pH Pineapple Rosemary shrub. Always use fresh juice and never skip the salt.


Method: Shake or stir. Strain into a glass over ice, rimmed with rosemary salt.

Gran Coramino’s Hibiscus Margarita

Gran Coramino invites you to celebrate the boozy holiday with their Hibiscus Margarita that includes Gran Coramino Cristalino tequila, lime juice, hibiscus syrup and more. If you’re looking to try a cocktail that isn’t your usual margarita, this one has some floral elements that will make you feel like it’s a warm spring day. If you want to order it in-person, the cocktail can also be found on the menu at Shanklin Hall in Washington D.C..


  • 2 oz Gran Coramino Cristalino 
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice 
  • 0.75 oz Hibiscus Syrup*
  • Hibiscus Salt** and Lime for garnish

Method: Add hibiscus salt on the rim.  Shake and serve served over ice. Add lime for garnish. 

*Hibiscus Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 quarts Dried Sorrel Flowers 
  • 3 thumbs Fresh Ginger 
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks 
  • Peel of 1 Orange 
  • 6 Cloves 
  • 2.5 Quarts Water  

Add all ingredients, simmer. Steep overnight to develop flavor. Sweeten with cane sugar to taste. 

**Hibiscus Salt/Sugar Directions

Grind dried flowers in grinder / blender. Add sea salt / sugar and mix thoroughly  

Martini & Rossi ‘s Fiero Margarita

The Fiero Margarita is a citrusy spin on the classic margarita. The addition of Martini & Rossi Fiero–a masterfully-crafted, low ABV aperitivo with a fiery color–will set this recipe apart. The zesty and fruity flavors will have your making this recipe on repeat, and keeping in their back pocket for Cinco de Mayo in the spring. With just a few simple steps, this recipe is easy to make at home, whether to enjoy on your own or to mix up for a crowd.


  • 1.5 oz Patron Silver
  • 0.75 oz Martini & Rossi Fiero
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup (1:1) 

Method: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, and salt rim optional.

Southbound’s Classic Margarita

Celebrate this tangy (or sweet) holiday with Southbound Tequila, a premium all-occasion spirit that was mindfully made to elevate the tequila experience for both the at home entertainer and the master mixologist. For the classic marg lovers, this recipe will hit the spot.


  • 1.5 oz Southbound Blanco
  • 0.5 oz Organic Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau
  • 0.25 oz Light Blue Agave
  • 0.5 oz Cold Water

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy.

El Cristiano’s Spicy Margarita

El Cristiano is one of the world’s most delicious and additive free tequila, made by third generation master tequila makers, from the finest jalisco highlands blue agave. This Marg Day, try mixing up their signature Spicy Margarita made simply with El Cristiano Silver, lime juice and orange curaçao. In LA? El Cristiano will be pouring at the mixology event at The Godfrey Hotel in Hollywood this Thursday to celebrate the annual tequila holiday.


  • 2 oz El Cristiano Silver*
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Organic Agave Syrup
  • Tajin Rim, Lime Wedge, Seedless Jalapeno Slice for Garnish

*Reposado can also be used