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Melbourne's 5 Best Spicy Margaritas


Melbourne’s cocktail scene is currently on fire employing all manner of heat to its margaritas. We’ve done the hard work and sampled the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne, so you know where to find them. From vibrant cantinas to hidden cocktail bars, every mixologist has their own spin on this famous recipe. So, join on this tantalising journey and discover where you can find a place to add an extra kick to your night out in Australia’s cultural capital.

  1. Mamasita

    Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria

    Much loved for its fine Mexican food, Mamasita also does swift trade in spicy margaritas with an impressive list to choose from. Our recommendations? The Yuzu Margarita and the Cucumber-Jalapeño Margarita. They are *chefs kiss*. Also, look out for Mamasita’s margarita masterclass series and learn how to mix your own.

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  2. Farmers Daughters

    Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria

    Do not pass Go and head straight for the rooftop bar. Here, they match the fire in the kitchen with a spicy cocktail offering. The list includes the popular Jala-Pinot, which combines a jalapeno and grapefruit-infused tequila with a pinot noir reduction, lime and grapefruit.

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  3. Tres a Cinco

    Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

    This colourful Mexican cantina has a formidable cocktail list, which has no less than eight types of margarita, some made with tequila, others with mezcal. Our favourites? The Del Sur with mezcal, Alma Tepec, tamarind and lime, and the Fuego; a marriage of Tequila Reposado, Chili, Triple Sec and lime.

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  4. The Everleigh

    Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria

    Loved and lauded by cocktail aficionados, The Everleigh is a stalwart in the Melbourne drinking scene. They are serious about their cocktails and serve a long list of classics as well as twists. For a spicy margarita created to your requirements, choose ‘the bartender’s choice’ and chat with the bartender about your need for heat.

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  5. Mesa Verde

    Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria

    Mesa Verde takes pride in its long list of Mexican spirits and range of tequila- and mezcal-based margaritas. In addition to the Margarita De La Casa, you’ll find the Full Moon margarita made from ginger tequila with lemongrass curaçao and a tajín salt rim, and the Jala-piña, which sees jalapeno tequila mixed with charred pineapple puree, curaçao, coconut sugar and lime.

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