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
People

My Time with Johnnie

Most of us remember Johnnie Cochran as the “if the glove doesn’t fit,
you must acquit” attorney who cleared O.J. Simpson of murder charges. But for one young law clerk during the early ‘70s, the swashbuckling lawyer was about much more than one notorious verdict.

Written by Arnold Barry Gold | Illustrated by christine georgdiades

Eat & Drink

Thanksgiving 2.0

Thanksgiving is undoubtedly the greatest food holiday of the year, so it’s a shame it only lasts one night.  Sure, there are always turkey leftovers, and frankly, there’s only so much pumpkin pie you can eat, but we’ve found three places in the Valley where Thanksgiving lives on—long after turkey day.  THE CARVING BOARD This […]

Eat & Drink

Love Cupcakery Doubly Benefits Society in North Hollywood

Cupcakes have lost a lot of their pop at this point, but Love Cupcakery—located just east of the NoHo Arts District—has found invigorating ways to distinguish their brand. Melody Duperval launched Love Cupcakery in August in the former home of a barbershop and record store. The tiny space features a colorful blue, red and yellow façade, a […]

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