Happy National Margarita Day!
You know what girl? You deserve a margarita! So we are sharing a few of our favorite ready-to-drink margaritas from the last year.
Here is a quick rundown of our favorites so you know which ones to add to your shopping list - and which one you definitely want to avoid at all costs.
Best Overall: Cayman Jack Margarita
This marg from Cayman Jack was one of the very first ready-to-drink cocktails we tried and reviewed. We were shocked at how good it was - which only spurred us to try more pre-made cocktails. If only they were all as good as the Cayman Jack margarita, our lives would be much tastier.
Cayman Jack is at the very top of the list for us for both "best margarita" AND "best bottled cocktail." If you haven't tried one yet you really should. And what better excuse than National Margarita Day which happens to fall on a Friday.
Best Artisan Margarita: Austin Cocktails Bergamot Orange Margarita
This margarita from the Austin Cocktails line wins are vote for fancy, non-traditional margarita. It is rich with orange flavor (not traditionally found in a margarita) and has a booze kick without a ton of sugar that some margaritas have.
If you are looking for an elevated margarita then definitely check this one out.
First Runner-Up: Cutwater Lime Margarita
We didn't want to leave out Cutwater because they make a mean marg. Their Lime Margarita doesn't get as much attention as it should in our opinion. The Cutwater line has so many great cocktail options - we recommend the spicy bloody mary too! - that this one gets unfairly over looked.
We was super surprised how accurate this canned cocktail was was for a bar quality margarita. We're not sure why but we had low expectations. It serves us right though and we don't want you to miss out on it.
If you are picking up a few Cutwater canned cocktails, add a case of the Lime Margarita to your mix. You won't be sorry.
And one more margarita tip:
Avoid at all costs: Skinnygirl Margarita
Jaime still shutter a little bit thinking about this one. It was just bad. Like really bad. The flavor was flat. The sweetness was all wrong with an overwhelming fake sweet taste to it. And it was booze in a cheap drunk kind of way that left her with a headache before she'd even finished my drink.
If you are going to a party at someone's house you don't like and you are going to just drop in and leave - then maybe consider taking this margarita as your hostess gift. But don't drink it yourself under any circumstances!
Have you tried these cocktails? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories.
We hope you enjoy our reviews. If you do decide to purchase these cocktails online using the links provided we may collect a small share of the sale.