Celebrate the perfect margarita at La Condesa.
SALUTE MAY 5TH WITH AUSTIN’S MOST EXQUISITE, INVENTIVE MARGARITAS.
1. MARGARITA LA CONDESA AT LA CONDESA
From behind one of the most beautiful bars in Austin, La Condesa mixes up some of the finest drinks this side of the border. We’re partial to Margarita La Condesa, combining Cimarron Blanco Tequila, Damina Liqueur, and pineapple and lime juices. 400A W. Second St., 512-4990300; lacondesa.com
2. FROZEN AVOCADO MARGARITA AT FRESA’S CHICKEN AL CARBON
The South First outpost of Fresa’s serves up a scrumptious version of this Austin favorite. Creamy and rich, Fresa’s avocado nieve is best enjoyed on the expansive patio. 1703 S. First St., 512-992-2946; fresas chicken.com/south-first
3. EL DIABLO AT STAY GOLD
If spicy margaritas are your go-to, El Diablo is your savior. Habaneroinfused Milagro tequila gives this cocktail a real kick, while muddled blackberries add balance. 1910 E. Cesar Chavez St.; staygoldaustin.com
4. 310 MARGARITA AT MANUEL’S
A must for margarita purists, the 310 Margarita has been the most popular drink served at the Congress Avenue locale since 1984, and the recipe (Don Julio Silver, Bauchant, house-made sour mix, and fresh lime juice) has never changed. 310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555; 10201 Jollyville Road, 512-3451042; manuels.com
5. SEASONAL MARGARITA AT LICHA’S CANTINA
Housed in an intimate bungalow on the East Side, Licha’s serves up traditional margaritas to complement their Interior Mexican fare. The ever-rotating seasonal option (think muddled jalapeño and watermelon) is a can’t-miss. 1306 E. Sixth St., 512-480-5960; lichascantina.com
Fresa’s avocado margarita (right), shown with its sister limon and prickly pear margaritas, is a creamy dream. below: La Condesa’s eponymous margarita is perfection in a cactus-salt-rimmed glass.