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Margarita!

Cinqo de Mayo will soon be upon us. And you know what that means…margaritas, baby!

Legend has it that the yummy adult beverage was first dreamed up by a Tijuana bartender in the late 1930s. True or not, it remains one of the most popular drinks here in modern-day New York City!

So what better way to start celebrating the holiday than a Margarita March–a tasting tour of our favorite tequila-based cocktail.

On Saturday or Sunday (April 28th and 29th), check into Gonzalez y Gonzalez on Mercer Street here in the Village between noon and 3 p.m. to pick up your pass, which must be ordered online.

Armed with your golden ticket, you can make a pilgrimage to eight–count ’em, eight–local haunts that produce a better-than-average version of a margarita. The restaurants? Mama’s Bar, Wicked Willy’s, Slainte, JoJo’s Philosophy Bar & Grill, 2A and The Red Lion. (All are located in the West and East Village.) There will be music, entertainment and food specials galore along the way.

A few obvious facts: Yes, you must be 21. No, you do NOT have to finish all eight margaritas. And don’t even think about driving!  FYI the event officially closes at 10 p.m. so you can take your sweet time slurping those drinks.

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Cinco de Mayo gear (sombrero, anyone?) but they certainly don’t have to.

Tickets are $65 and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity so you will be drinking for a good cause! These are charity cocktails, dammit!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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