Food + Drink

Where to Get the Best Margaritas in Sonoma County

Sonoma County serves up some marvelous margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, or any day of the year.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s underdog victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 (and not, as many might think, Mexico’s independence from Spain). The holiday isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico but, north of the border, Cinco de Mayo has become a popular way for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their cultural heritage with food, drinks and festivities.

One of the drinks most commonly associated with Cinco de Mayo is the margarita. Often hailed as the quintessential Mexican cocktail, the origins of this drink remain debated — some claim it was invented in Tijuana in the 1930s while others say the first margarita was concocted by a Dallas socialite at her Acapulco vacation home in 1948.

No matter where it came from or how you like yours — frozen or on the rocks, with or without salt, flavor-infused or classic — Sonoma County serves up some marvelous margaritas. Click through the gallery above for our top picks. Did we miss one of your favorite margaritas? Let us know in the comments.

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