In the name of journalistic integrity, we've conducted exhaustive research on the topic of Margarita Superiority. (We'd call it legwork, except it mostly involves planting our ass on a barstool for a long round of, um, "investigative reporting.") While we give major props to Pueblo Solis' perenially tasty Grand Marnier 'rita and Atomic Cowboy's worth-every-penny $10 version (hint: there is a lot
of Patrn in there), the majorest props belong to Mirasol's prickly pear marg. We've been crushing on Mirasol's pan-Latin cuisine since day one, and the prickly pear margarita is our favorite tipple on a uniformly tempting drink menu. Mirasol's bartenders combine excellent tequila (Sauza Hornitos Reposado), Cointreau, fresh lime juice and prickly pear pure. The result is a blush-pink cocktail that partners perfectly with everything from smoky pulled-duck taquitos to delicate tuna ceviche to spicy-salty pepitas. A prickly pear margarita, it should be noted, also partners perfectly with...another prickly pear margarita.