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The 9 Best Tequila Cocktails to Sip in OC

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila…

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re really looking forward to logging off Slack and grabbing a tequila cocktail (or two) with friends. The options for creating delicious tequila cocktails are plentiful, and Orange County knows how to make ‘em right. From spicy margaritas to cocktails that give back, here are the best places to raise a glass (of tequila) in OC. Best Tequila Orange County

 

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National Tequila Day

El Cholo, The Cannery, Louie’s by the Bay

Order This: Es Un Milagro 

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The Es Un Milagro (meaning “it’s a miracle”) is more than just a tasty cocktail. Every $2 of each margarita sold will be donated to breast cancer research. Made with Milagro Tequila, lime juice, agave, muddled cucumber and cilantro, order this delicious drink knowing it gives back! It’s all things light and refreshing, making it the perfect pairing for any type of dish. Who knew donating to a good cause could be so easy and delicious?!

Locations:
El Cholo: Anaheim Hills, Corona del Mar, DTLA, La Habra, Santa Monica
The Cannery: Newport Beach
Louie’s by the Bay: Newport Beach

 

Las Brisas

Order This: Coco Verde

Made with Casamigos Reposado, coconut, Ancho Reyes verde and nutmeg, this tequila cocktail is creamy and slightly spicy. Take a sip of this comforting iced cocktail and transport yourself to a wintery vacation in the midst of summer.

Location: Laguna Beach

 

SOL Irvine

Order This: Berries & Blooms

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Just like the name hints, this tequila cocktail gives off a subtly sweet floral and fruity flavor. Código 1530 Tequila Rosa Blanco, raspberries, honey, Aperol and lime juice are mixed together to create this refreshing summer drink. Cheers!

Location: Irvine

Best Tequila Orange County

The Deck on Laguna Beach

Order This: Silver Surfer with Milagro Silver Tequila

Nothing quite beats a refreshing margarita paired with ocean views, does it? Head to The Deck in Laguna Beach and order the Silver Surfer—made with Milagro Silver Tequila, agave nectar, ginger and cilantro! Pro tip: Go in the evening to catch a dreamy sunset from this lively outdoor patio on the sand.

Location: Laguna Beach

 

Playa Mesa

Order This: Spicy Cucumber Margarita With Milagro Añejo

Playa Mesa, one of 17th Street’s hot spots, is the place to go for a top-notch selection of flavored margaritas. From the spicy cucumber to their tamarindo marg, you can’t go wrong with one of these fresh and boozy beverages.

Local Insight: Playa Mesa has an extensive selection of over 50 premium tequilas and smoky mezcals.

Location: Costa Mesa 

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South of Nick’s

Order This: Tamarindo with Milagro Silver Tequila 

Mexican classics in an elevated setting is exactly what to expect at South of Nick’s. The delectable dishes pair magnificently with a margarita, like the Tamarindo made with Milagro Silver Tequila, ancho chile liqueur, tamarindo, housemade sweet ’n sour and garnished with a Tajin-chamoy rim. 

Locations: San Clemente, Laguna Beach 

Best Tequila Orange County

Descanso

Order This: Cucumber + Sal Margarita with Milagro Silver Tequila 

Costa Mesa’s Descanso offers a delicious menu of authentic Mexican street food that’s served in a relaxed al fresco setting. Grab your crew and choose from a variety of handcrafted cocktails such as the Cucumber + Sal Margarita and order it with Milagro Silver for a smooth taste! Make a reservation for their special “A La Plancha” dining experience and watch your dinner get cooked right in front of you! 

Location: Costa Mesa 

 

Javier’s

Order This: Tamarindo with Milagro Reposado Tequila 

Keep the cocktails flowing at Javier’s in Newport Beach by ordering the Tamarindo, a blend of Milagro Reposado Tequila, fresh tamarindo, agave nectar and fresh lime juice. Dig in to the cabo azul, enchiladas de camarones or costilla de res for a delicious pairing in a stunning setting. 

Location: Newport Beach

Best Tequila Orange County

Get Crafty at Home

Make This: The Mayan Mule

Practice your bartending skills with a bottle of Milagro Tequila. Their website has a slew of delicious cocktail recipes that you can make at home. Here is one of our favorites to get you started—The Mayan Mule!

Ingredients:
2 parts Milagro Reposado
1/2 part fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 parts ginger beer
Lime wheel
Mint sprig 

How to Make: Place 2-3 ice cubes in a Collins glass. Add fresh squeezed lime juice, Milagro Reposado, ginger beer and bitters. Garnish with mint sprig and a lime wheel. Cheers!

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