10 Best Margaritas in Metro Phoenix

The Duce's fresh-squeezed margarita is one of the most refreshing cocktails we've ever had.
The Duce's fresh-squeezed margarita is one of the most refreshing cocktails we've ever had.
Heather Hoch

Summer is coming. Time to switch our drinking regimen from stouts, red wines, and whiskey to more refreshing beverages. The first thing that always comes to mind when the temps top 80 degrees is a margarita, and, boy, do we know quite a few places around town that serve up unique and delicious takes on the classic cocktail.

Last year, we decided which ones we liked the best, and some have stuck around. But there also are some newcomers that have edged out a few of last year's picks. Start testing them out yourself so you know where to frequent when temps start soaring.

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Margarita at The Duce Everything at The Duce is made from old recipes, and its margarita is no different. Based on a recipe from 1941, the bartender squeezes fresh lime after fresh lime into a shaker, adding T Tierras Organic Tequila, Fruit Lab Orange Liqueur, and agave before muddling even more lime. The small drink, served in a cutesy mason jar with a brightly colored straw is so refreshing -- like a booze-infused limeade -- that you'll want to drink one after another when the temps start to rise.

Brick offers spicy margaritas.
Brick offers spicy margaritas.
Heather Hoch

Jalapeno-Infused Margarita at Brick By letting jalapeños chill out in some tequila, Brick starts its margarita in a shockingly spicy way. The heat of the jalapeño-infused margarita is cooled by mint, but then is spiked by the Tajin garnish on top and on the rim. With all those chilis and spices, you'd expect a less-than-refreshing drink, but what you get is a thirst-quenching cocktail with a nice little afterburn.



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