Saturday is National Margarita Day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Kansas City.
By Sarah Gish
The classic version of the sweet and sour cocktail is made with tequila, lime juice and triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur) and served in a glass with a salted rim. Ponaks Mexican Kitchen on Southwest Boulevard claims to have perfected the recipe with its worlds best margaritas, served from a tap.
Margaritas, which has locations in Kansas City, Lenexa and Liberty, lives up to its name with its long list of flavored margaritas: Strawberry, banana, mango, pomegranate, prickly pear, peach and passion fruit. The Mexican restaurant serves blue margaritas during Royals games and red ones during Chiefs games.
If quantitys what youre after, Salty Iguanas five locations serve $8 fishbowl margaritas on Saturdays, and Tengo Sed Cantina in the Power & Light District serves its jumbo margaritas in hubcaps.
If qualitys what youre craving and you dont mind dropping big bucks Zocalo Mexican Cuisine on the Country Club Plaza makes a $27 Cadillac margarita with top-of-the-top-shelf Don Julio 1942 tequila.
Port Fonda in Westport also serves a margarita made with Don Julio 1942 tequila. Their Don Julio margarita costs $26, but for about $10, you can get Port Fonda margs infused with peppers and pineapple and spiked with mezcal.
Taco Republic in Kansas City, Kan. has some creative takes on the classic, too: There, you can get margaritas sweetened with spiced plantain simple syrup ($8) or beer margaritas made with Boulevard Wheat. Taco Republic also serves a skinny margarita ($7) with agave syrup, fresh lime and orange juice.
If youre looking for a deal, you cant beat On the Border, which is selling its 12-ounce margaritas for $1 each all day Saturday.
With so many options, we want to know: Which restaurant or bar makes the best margaritas? Vote here and if your favorite isnt on our list, comment below.
The only question is: Do you want yours frozen, or on the rocks?
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