6 Must-Try Margaritas in Boston

By Scott Kearnan  |  April 29, 2014

It may be Taco Tuesday, but you're clearly going to need something to wash down all our picks for the 10 Must-Try Tacos in Boston. So here are a handful of favorite margaritas we think should slake your thirst. And though we have nothing but respect for traditional takes, we focused largely on some newer cocktail list additions that show a bit of creativity too.  

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    El Spirito Santo at Forum

    The Back Bay restaurant just introduced this new twist on a 'rita, which starts with a base of Milagro Silver tequila. It blends spicy, citrusy, and sweet flavors with fresh lime juice, Merlet crème de pêche, and Bittermens habanero shrub topped with ginger beer. The garnish: a jalapeño slice speared through a lime wheel. 

    755 Boylston St.; 857-991-1831

  • Jade Margarita at Haru

    This month the Japanese spot added to its menu a new margarita that is cool as a cucumber. Fresh muddled lime wedges, julienned cucumbers and thinly-sliced jalapeños are mixed with Avión tequila, Cointreau, organic agave nectar and housemade sour. It's strained over ice and garnished with a cucumber slice.

    55 Huntington Ave.; 617-536-0770

  • Creole Margarita at Il Casale

    Il Casale takes a cue from the Caribbean island of Martinique. Instead of simple syrup or sour mix, it uses a creole schrubb (orange liqueur made from white and dark rum with sun blanched orange peels) to ever-so-slightly sweeten Milagro silver tequila and wedges of fresh lime.

    50 Leonard St., Belmont; 617-209-4942

  • Margarita Picante at Gather

    How hot do you want it? The Innovation District spot starts with a splash of habanero simple syrup to spruce up a base of tequila, blood orange and lime juice. But they're happy to turn up the heat by request. And however you take it, you'll find it garnished with a cayenne pepper-sugar rim and lime wedge.

    75 Northern Ave.; 617-982-7220

  • Rhubarb and Green Cardamom Margarita at Island Creek Oyster Bar

    Kenmore Square's seafood standout turns out a tasty take on a margarita, adding a little extra tartness from rhubarb and a deep, exotic, slight-sweetness from cardamom. 

    500 Commonwealth Ave.; 617-532-5300

  • Pomegranate Margarita at Rosa Mexicano

    You might already know Rosa's pink frozen 'rita, a 20-year mainstay on the menu made with fresh pomegranate juice. What you probably didn't know: Rosa uses Chinaco, the only tequila made in Tamaulipas, which is situated in the northern-most part of Mexico’s east coast. (In 1976, the Mexican government decreed that tequila could only be produced in the state of Jalisco and in certain regions of a handful of other states, including Tamaulipas.)

    155 Seaport Blvd.; 617-476-6122