Orange County Restaurant Week 2023
Feb 22, 2023 | dining
The 15th annual Orange County Restaurant Week returns March 5 – 11, 2023 with delicious prix fixe menus.Read More >
Apr 27, 2016
If you haven’t made plans for Cinco de Mayo, now’s your chance! We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants serving our favorite festive cocktail – margaritas.
An Orange County classic, Javier’s Cantina at Crystal Cove Shopping Center presents elevated Mexican cuisine in a gorgeous coastal setting where you can enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, craft cocktails and rare tequilas. The Fruto de Cactus Margarita is a must, blending together Reposado Tequila, lime juice, agave and prickly pear nectar for a sweet and tart drink.
Fashion Island’s Red O offers an impressive bar and lounge with a collection of signature margaritas and an extensive tequila list. Order the Alacran Margarita, with Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila, Veev Acai Spirit, JDK & Sons Orange Liqueur, house-made limonada and a zip of heat from Serrano-infused syrup.
Taco Rosa at The Market Place goes the extra mile with their margaritas by using fresh, hand-squeezed juices. The La Flaquita, or the Skinny Mama, combines organic Azunia Platinum tequila, fresh lime juice, agavero liqueur and a hint of agave nectar for a perfectly balanced marg that’s not-too-sweet.
For a spin on the classic, swing by Hopdoddy at Fashion Island for the Sangrita. A blend of gold tequila, freshly-squeezed orange and lime juices, and pomegranate grenadine, the margarita-sangria cocktail is served on the rocks with a spicy chile salt rim.
At Del Frisco’s Grille, order the Pomegranate Margarita, with Camarena Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, Pom Juice, and a splash of fresh lime sour. ($12)
All these margaritas are making us hungry! At Paul Martin’s American Grill, in addition to their Peligroso Blanco Margarita, enjoy Shrimp Campechana and Mesquire Grilled Poblano Chile Rellenos, available May 4 & 5 only. YUM.
True Food Kitchen is known for their handcrafted libations, presses and punches. Try the Cucumber-Citrus Skinny Margarita with Ixa Organic Silver Tequila, Lime, Mint and Soda, for a refreshing and light treat ($11) or the Ginger Margarita with Gran Centenario, St. Germaine, ginger, honey, and flamed orange ($12). Click the image above for the recipe!
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