Wisconsin has a great reputation for its extensive bar scene. And while Old Fashioned cocktails and straight whiskey might be the drink of choice for many locals, Milwaukee boasts an impressive margarita selection, as well. Here are five of the best margaritas to sip on in Milwaukee on National Margarita Day (Feb. 22) for a more tropical taste—even in the heart of winter.
Blueberry Basil Margarita at the Vagabond
Who says margaritas are only reserved for classic fruit flavors like pineapple or strawberry? The Blueberry Basil Margarita is one (of several) staple drinks at the Vagabond, as it features Altos Plata tequila, Patron Citron, simple syrup, fresh blueberries, basil and lime juice.
Classic Margarita at The Outsider
As they always say, sometimes it’s good to simply stick to the classics. The Outsider boasts an addictively delicious classic margarita (which features Casamigos Blanco, Cointreau, lime and agave) that’s elevated by gorgeous rooftop views.
The Gold Margarita at La Fuente
The secret to La Fuente’s success is arguably in its margarita mix. The Gold Margaritas are especially unique and fresh—made with Cuervo Gold, triple sec and Viva Riva. Best of all, you can order the decadent mixture either by the glass or by the pitcher.
Maguey Margarita at C-viche
C-viche’s menu is one of the most diverse and exciting in the entire state of Wisconsin—and the spot’s margarita and drink offerings are equally excellent. Visitors praise The Maguey Margarita, in particular, for its Aperol, mezcal mix, lime juice, triple sec and cilantro.
Pineapple Ginger Margarita at BelAir Cantina
The Pineapple Ginger Margarita is a refreshing indulgence any time of the year—plus, it pairs perfectly with BelAir Cantina’s wide array of taco and other Mexican fare offerings. Dip into the flavors of Altos Reposado, triple sec, pineapple puree and fresh ginger root with this sweet, spirited treat.