With the weather easing up a bit, there’s nothing that goes more hand-in-hand with the next seasonal change than a good margarita. Sure, you could stick to the traditional margarita blend, but what’s the fun in that? We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative establishments serving up simply sensational beverages across the globe. So get ready for a taste sensation you’ll never forget!

The Red O – Los Angeles, California

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If you’re looking for a no-holds-barred cocktail experience, you need to head on over to The Red O in Los Angeles. This killer restaurant prides itself on being on the cutting edge of margaritas — just be ready to put your money where your mouth is. For $100 you can indulge in The Benjamin. This drink experience involves three types of extra anejo tequila, fresh-squeezed Mexican lime juice, organic agave syrup, lime sorbet ice cubes, and a special blend of Grand Marnier. The beverage is finished off with Louis XIII Cognac, blood orange caviar, and has edible gold flakes mixed into the salt around the rim. It’s a decadent (and expensive) drink, so be sure to savor every drop.

Rude Margarita – New York City, New York

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Some like it hot — and those who do should aim to make a stop at a well-named location in New York City. Rude Margarita has a whole host of options to choose from, but there’s one in particular that’s not for the faint-hearted. Instead of the usual jalapeno, a serrano pepper is set on fire and infused into the tequila. It’s allowed to sit for a few days before it’s served with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Then it’s topped with salt foam and a final flambeed serrano — in case you were worried it wouldn’t be spicy enough.

Helado Obscuro – Mexico City, Mexico

For the best of the best when it comes to margaritas, Mexico is the place to go. But with every single bar and restaurant proudly proclaiming the finest margaritas out there, where can you go? For something a bit off the beaten path, plan a trip to Helado Obscuro. The chain is famous for strange and wondrous ice cream concoctions, but one branch is taking that sweet treat and turning it into delicious drinks. Have you ever had a margarita made with ice cream? It’s an experience you certainly won’t forget — and one you definitely don’t want to miss.

Rabbit Hole Bar – Sydney, Australia

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Hop on over to the Rabbit Hole Bar in Australia if you’re a fan of exploring the edges of the culinary world. Using a Cointreau Caviar spherification kit, the bartender serves up your booze as delicious pearls of flavor. You can savor the flavor of Gold Tequila and Cointreau pearls in a surreal cocktail that’s totally out of this world.

Gingham – San Diego, California

Who among us doesn’t love a good snack when they’re hitting the bar? Now you can combine your two loves (snacking and drinking) in one singular cocktail. The Popcorn Margarita takes freshly popped, delicious popcorn and infuses it in 100% blue agave tequila. Mix in some pressed lime and agave nectar and you have a singular taste sensation worth sharing with all your friends.

The Carbon Bar – Toronto, Canada

Get in touch with the dark side in Canada at The Carbon Bar. This Toronto hotspot is cashing in on the charcoal craze by including activated charcoal to one of their most popular drinks. The Black Mamba Margarita is a delightfully dark drink featuring charcoal-infused Olmeca Los Altos Blanco. Top it off with some St. Germain, orange bitters, and lime juice for a cocktail worthy of your Instagram feed.

State Fair of Texas – Dallas, Texas

Okay, so technically this unique take on the margarita isn’t available at any restaurant. You’ll have to make plans to attend the Texas State Fair — but trust us, it’s well worth the trip. Texas is all about deep-fried goodies, and that includes your favorite cocktails. Pieces of funnel cake are soaked in a super strong margarita mix, then deep fried. The concoction is topped off with a sugary sweet syrup and zested fresh lime. You can find an assortment of recipes to try at home, but for the real deal, you just can’t beat a trip to Texas.

 

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