Today is National Margarita Day — and I’m not usually one to need a made up Instagram holiday to tell me what to eat, drink or do, but Cinco is a solid 2 and a half months away, and with the week I’ve had (both in a good way and bad way), I’ll take any excuse to drown myself in margaritas I can get.
I’ve wanted to do more lifestyle posts specific to the DC Metro area for a while now, and I got an email from a PR rep about a brand called Mezcal El Silencio and the different restaurants they’d be featured in throughout DC.
Let me say first and foremost, this isn’t a sponsored post. I’m not being paid for this, getting special discounts or free bottles sent my way. I get a billion emails like this every day from PR people — but this actually was up my ally and gave me an opportunity to branch into a type of localized blogging I’ve wanted to try for a while now. I’ve done one post like this for Cinco de Mayo in Boston in 2017, and I was happy with how it turns out, but even as active as I like to be and having been here over a year now, I feel like there’s still a lot I don’t know about the area! But to my credit, I was in the burbs for the first 9 months I was here — and even now I’m kind of out of the way in relation to where most of my friends live — even the ones that live close by.
And while I’m not feeling any pressure to confine myself to expensive wines or bars where a vodka soda costs $13 any time soon, one pressure I DO feel with the big 25 is to learn more about making fancy cocktails.
I’m one of those people that loves to entertain and is always trying to find an excuse to make a creative punch that perfectly balances taste, a high alcohol concentration — and of course, aesthetic appeal.
What’s enticing about El Silencio is that apparently, this ain’t your sorority sister’s tequila. It’s not just same drink new bottle — they do some real artisanal shit — or at least they claim to try to make their product stand out.
And I want to see what all the hype’s about. If you’re in DC, you’ll be able to do that too at the following bars.
Tico – make your own margarita bar
$5 tacos, $10 nachos
Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana – no specials
Capo’s Italian Deli – no specials
El Techo – house margarita $8
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana – no specials
District Winery – no specials
And if you don’t have interest in this Aztec drank, feel free to wild out at any one of these fine establishments that are actually having pretty good specials.
Johnny Pistolas – $1 house margs from 4PM to 5PM
$3 house margs from 5PM to 6PM
$5 house margs from $6PM to 12AM
El Tamarindo – $2.22 margs for 2 hours with the order of an entree
Provision DC – $3.99 margs
Mission (both Dupont & Navy Yard) – $7 mission margs
$23 marg pitchers
$5 el jimador shots
Stay spicy my friends!