Margarita Day in Destin

mango margarita in destin

National Margarita Day is February 22! If you’re like me, you might assume that the day to celebrate margaritas would be Cinco De Mayo. However, it’s actually today! That’s good news if you like to imbibe in this sweet and sour concoction.

So where do you go for the best Margaritas in Destin? Now that’s a good question, and I’ve got some great suggestions for you.

Destin

Beginning in the Destin Harbor area, Crab Island Cantina has several fun options. They come in 3 sizes, regular, large and jumbo! If you get there around 5:00, you have plenty of time to make your selection, grab a seat and enjoy the sunset over the harbor.

If you want to go where the locals go, head over to Pepitos near the harbor. Choose your tequila; choose your flavor and your size. Not to be outdone, they offer 4 sizes of margaritas, including the over the top 64 ounce Pepito Pitcher!  https://www.mypepitos.com/drinks

Miramar Beach

Besides the harbor area, Miramar beach has some great margaritas too.  Lulu’s margaritas are made with their special house margarita mix. While sitting by the bay, try a lime, strawberry, mango or The Big Blue shark margarita. See their full drink menu here:

jalapeno margarita for national margarita day at sandnsol

For something a little less traditional, ask the bartender at the Inn at Crystal Beach to make you a jalapeno margarita.  This flavor is a bit unexpected when it comes to margaritas, but it is just the thing for those of you who like things a little spicy. I was lucky enough to be there when the bartender was trying his hand with this new recipe on a warm summer night a few years back.

More favorites for sipping margaritas include Pompano Joe’s and Royal Palm Grille. Although Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin isn’t on the beach, rumor has it they pour a pretty darn good margarita too!

margarita at sunset at sandnsol destinAnother option for the mixologists among you, is to stay-in at Sandnsol and make your own. Simply pick up some frozen limeade, limes, tequila and amaretto down the street at Winn Dixie. Our gourmet kitchen has a blender, and there is plenty of room in the Whirlpool freezer to store your ice and frozen drinks. Take one down to the pool or beach to catch the sunset, or just enjoy the waves and view from the balcony.

 
 
 
 
Stacy’s Classic Frozen Margarita:
1 can frozen Limeade
½ can tequila
¼ can amaretto
Juice from ½ lime
Dash of Sugar
Put the limeade in the blender. Using the limeade can, measure the tequila and amaretto and add to the blender. Add lime juice and sugar. Add ice cubes, leaving an inch at the top. Blend until smooth. Rim glass with salt and serve with lime wedge. For a fruity twist, add a handful of frozen berries in place of some ice.

Whether you like them frozen, on the rocks, salty or without, National Margarita Day is just the right way to end the day Friday.  Seas the Day and Sip Away!

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