Just on the heels of Valentine’s day, Guanajuato Contemporary Mexican and Tequila Bar (73 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe, IL 60022; 847-242-0501) in Glencoe is set to celebrate yet another national holiday - National Margarita Day, Wednesday, February 22. The north shore Mexican restaurant is perfectly positioned to pay homage to this great libation. Chef/owner Margarita Challenger is known for making a perfect namesake margarita. Having just introduced their Valentine’s specialty, the Raspberry Margarita with Pink Tequila, the restaurant boasts the ability to offer customers custom-made concoctions to suit their tastes, using any of their more than 50 tequilas from which to choose. In addition to traditional margaritas, Guanajuato often offers Mango, Super Fruit Acacia, Spicy Orange and even one made with Tamarind.
While it may be a traditionally Mexican drink, the United States is actually the world’s top consumer of tequila. Drinking Margaritas is an American national pastime.
From brand favorites like Patron, to celebrity favorites like Justin Timberlake’s Silver 901, to high-end choices like Asombroso Extra Anejo, Guanajuato knows tequila. Mixed with your favorite fruit on the rocks or blended, the ideal margarita is in your reach. You won’t be able to tell whether you’re in chilly Illinois or sunny Mexico.
Guanajuato is the perfect place to shake the winter blues and relax on a beach with a drink – even if it is imaginary. Happy Margarita Day!