We are happy to start a little early celebrating National Margarita Day tomorrow, February 22! Now, this is a holiday I can get behind!!!
If you’ve been here for any amount of time at all, then you know I lurve a good Margarita. (If you’re new here at DFB — welcome…and FYI, I love margaritas!) And some of my very favorites can be found right at Walt Disney World.
Grab some limes and tequila and let’s take a look at our must-drink margs!
Avocado Margarita at La Cava del Tequila
It’s a wonderful, made-to-order concoction that blends Avocado, Lime Juice, White Tequila, and Melon Liqueur for a flavor that’s like no other!
My favorite thing about this drink is the perfect balance of the creamy consistency with a sweet flavor — not to mention the tequila :-). A little Agave Nectar and the liqueur balance the flavors nicely.
And thanks to an awesome reader, you and I can even make this one at home today with this recipe, and celebrate this holiday in style!
Blood Orange Margarita at Flying Fish Cafe
Blood Orange is one of my favorite flavors. After all, with the complex, less sweet, almost bitter taste it imparts, it’s a little more interesting than plain old orange…orange.
And it’s especially delicious when paired with other flavors in a margarita. We’ve enjoyed versions of this festive cocktail at San Angel Inn Ristorante, but my favorite one can be found at Flying Fish Cafe.
If you’re anything like me, if you order this, it’ll be gone pretty quickly! SO good!
Italian Margarita at Via Napoli
One thing that you can count on at Disney when it comes to food and drink is a fun, fusion approach to some of your favorites. Case in point: the Italian Margarita in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion!
I first discovered this delicious drink at Via Napoli, the Italy Pavilion’s fantastic spot for pizza.
Flavored with a smooth combination of Limoncello and Grappa, it’s a nice Italian take on a beloved classic cocktail.
Malawi Mango Margarita at Sanaa
The exotic cuisine of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Sanaa demands an equally exotic drink in hand.
Sanaa is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Disney World. Located in Kidani Village, it offers some amazing eats that fuse together the complex flavors of India and Africa. (Check out a review of our most recent meal at Sanaa here.)
The first time I spied the frozen Malawi Mango Margarita on the menu here, I knew I had to check it out! Its smooth, super sweetness makes it a great combination with some of the spicy menu options.
The secret ingredient is Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa!
Orange Mango Fire Margarita at La Hacienda de San Angel
For something a little out of the ordinary, I love to mix a little fire with my ice! And the best way to do that margarita-wise is with a Orange Mango Fire Margarita from La Hacienda de San Angel. Located waterside in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion, grab one of these as you watch Illuminations come alive over World Showcase Lagoon.
An unexpected combination of Silver Tequila, Ginger Liqueur, Orange Juice, Mango Puree, and Lime Juice, it’s a perfect combo of sweet and sour. The spicy kick comes from hint of Tabasco Sauce and a Tajin Chili Powder rim.
It’s hot and cold at the same time!
What do you do when you know you’d like a margarita, but you just can’t decide which one to choose from all of your options? I know. Life is full of hard decisions.
Personally, that’s when I go for a fun Margarita Flight!
This uber colorful version is available at a few different spots around property. It might disappear from menus from time to time, but we’ve seen it at Maya Grill and Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs, as well as at La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion. (Sometimes, this version also appears on La Cava del Tequila’s menu.)
This one is pretty generous though, Friends. Plan on sharing!
Twisted Margarita at Paradiso 37
One of our favorite spots to stop for some delicious bites and drinks in the middle of the day is Paradiso 37 in Downtown Disney. This restaurant specializes in tastes of the Americas — like, all of them! So you get an interesting menu that features specialties from North, Central, and South America. And the gorgeous, backlit tequila bar lets you know what you can expect from the drink menu!
My favorite version of this Mexican-inspired drink is the Twisted Margarita. The icy drink features a twisty mix of Frozen Margarita and Frozen Sangria.
Grab a plate or two of their killer Crazy Corn and a table by the water, and you have the makings of a perfect afternoon.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita at Epcot’s Margarita Stand
Our final destination takes us to the grandfather of all margarita spots — the place that arguably started it all.
Because no tour of Disney margaritas is complete without a stop by Margarita Stand in Epcot!
What you find here won’t equal the gourmet, artisanal margaritas like the ones from La Cava del Tequila. But they’re frozen, cold, strong, and festive. In other words, they shout “I’m on vacation!!” Loud and clear!
Flavors change frequently here, but you can almost always count on there being a traditional lime flavored option, as well as Strawberry.
This is your go-to margarita option when convenience and strength are tops on your list!
Enjoy a Special Margarita Day Sampler Flight This Sunday at La Cava Del Tequila!
Just in time for Sunday’s celebration, La Cava del Tequila, the muy popular spot for grabbing your favorite tequila drinks in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion, will offer a Flight that includes some of its most popular Margaritas!
Order this special flight on Sunday and enjoy 8-ounce versions of all three — Avocado, Jalapeño, and Blood Orange Margs! We love all three, so I’m pretty sure this is reason enough to jump on a plane and head for Florida.
And that’s not all — stay tuned for some big news about special offerings from La Cava del Tequila coming soon to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, which kicks off March 4!
Are you inspired to head out for a round of margaritas this evening, or will you be mixing up a pitcher at home for your very own margarita party? Either way, I’m raising my fancy margarita glass with you in celebration of this fabulous cocktail that says fiesta like no other!
Want to see even more Disney Margaritas? Head over to our Margarita Gallery to dream of all the possibilities!
What’s your favorite Disney margarita? Leave a comment below and let us know!