Make National Margarita Day into Margarita Week with El Silencio Mezcal

Find El Silencio margaritas at local gastropubs—or make your own.

If you are reading The Sauce on Monday, today is National Margarita Day. If you are reading it on Tuesday, you missed it! But raise a glass, and let’s declare that it’s Margarita Week here in the 818—an area we believe is very much like Margaritaville—only without the salt around the edges.

While local mixologists often go crazy with the margarita concept, by definition a margarita must contain agave spirit (tequila or mezcal), orange flavor (usually liqueur) and citrus, says the El Silencio Mezcal company. Unlike tequila agave, mescal agave is roasted in underground pits to give it a smoky flavor.

Valley restaurants serving El Silencio margaritas this week and onward include Burbank’s Cascabel and Studio City’s Cocina Condesa and Mexicali. Or make them at home with these recipes from LA mixologist Marco Tello.

 

Smoking Mandarine Blossom

1.5 ounces El Silencio espadin

.75 ounce Mandarine Napoléon liqueur

.75 ounce St. Germain

.75 ounce fresh lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Cocktail Coupe – Lime Wheel

 

Blood & Smoke

2 ounces El Silencio espadin

.75 ounce agave nectar

.75 ounce fresh lime juice

.75 ounce fresh blood orange juice

Shake with ice and strain over rocks.

Rocks Glass – Lime Wheel

More Stories
Eat & Drink, People

French Twist

Chef and restaurateur Ludo Lefebvre dishes on how to get a coveted ticket to hot spot Trois Mec, his favorite Valley hangout and why you can judge a chef by his spoons.

Homes

East Meets West

A Sherman Oaks couple creates a charming haven that is both traditional and modern.

Eat & Drink

Comings and Goings: Restaurants on the Move

We’re very excited about this news: Chef Phillip Frankland Lee, whom we last saw in the 818 at the now closed D’Cache before he opened the innovative Scratch Bar on La Cienega, is now opening The Gadarene Swine with business partner Daryoush Danesh at 11264 Ventura Boulevard, according to the “beer/wine/eating place” license filed July […]

Join the Valley Community

Receive the latest stories, event invitations, local deals and other curated content from Ventura Blvd. By clicking the subscribe button, I agree to receive occasional updates from Ventura Blvd.
Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
JOIN THE VALLEY COMMUNITY
ErrorHere