This blog post was updated on December 26, 2019.

Nothing goes more hand-in-hand with the summertime than a good, refreshing cocktail. Sure, you can always 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 margarita variations across the globe. Treat your palate with these truly top-notch beverages!

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 añejo 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 and 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!

Helado Obscuro – Mexico City, Mexico

When it comes to margaritas, Mexico is the destination to list when searching for flight deals. 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 goes beyond by 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 really into exploring the edges of culinary limits. Using a Cointreau Caviar spherification kit, the bartender serves up your booze as delicious pearls of flavor. Be ready to savor Gold Tequila and Cointreau in a surreal cocktail that’s totally out of this world!

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The Carbon Bar – Toronto, Canada

Get in touch with your dark side at The Carbon Bar in Canada! 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 tequila. Top it off with some St. Germain, orange bitters, and lime juice for an Instagram worthy cocktail.

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 State Fair of Texas — 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.

Need a refreshing escape from the daily grind? Why not plan a trip to an intoxicating escape to just drink and relax? Let us know in our comments section below!

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