Best of Boston

BEST Margarita

2003 BEST Margarita

Big City Margarita, Sunset Cantina


This potent champion is a mix of Cuervo Gold, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier. Too potent? No problem. Try any of the other combinations at this sister saloon to the famous Sunset Grill & Tap, including the refreshingly tart Cantina Classic…. read more»

1999 BEST Margarita

East Coast Grill & Raw Bar


The essence of a perfect margarita is in its simplicity: fresh lime juice, a dash of orange-flavored liqueur, and top-shelf tequila (we prefer gold). Any joint that junks up a fine shot of tequila with that presweetened sour mix just… read more»

1998 BEST Margarita

Tremont 647


To complement his “Adventurous American Cuisine,” chef and owner Andy Husbands shook up an Adventurous version of the classic cocktail as a signature drink. As with any great margarita, the secret is hand-squeezed sour mix (none of that pre-mix swill)… read more»

1997 BEST Margarita

Rio Grande Cafe


No pansy drinks, these. The Rio features big, honkin’ ‘ritas shaken into those pint glasses most bars reserve for ales. But while size does matter, a perfect margarita is in the mixing. Here, the base is a perfectly tangy blend… read more»

1995 BEST Margarita

Cottonwood Cafe


Ask bartender Kevin Shannon for an Ultimate Margarita ($6.95) with Cointreau. It’s a tart, smooth, and potent libation with Patron Silver Tequila, fresh lemon and lime juice, and a splash of sugar, water, and Triple Sec. read more»

1989 BEST Margarita

Cottonwood Café


Competition in this burgeoning category is stiff, but, craftily, so are these delectable portions. read more»

1986 BEST Margarita



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