While Aspen is deep in off-season, with most hotels and restaurants shuttered, locals and visitors alike have temporarily abandoned life at altitude. Aspenites are more likely to spend Cinco de Mayo on an actual beach in Mexico—sigh—than here in the still-snowy Ute City. But if you DO find yourself in Aspen this weekend, raise a glass to this fun-loving historic holiday while holding one of these premium margaritas.
Ask for a: Lili St. Cyr.
Ingredients: Basil infused Dobel tequila, Aperol, honey, grapefruit, $17
Coordinates: 316 E. Hopkins Ave., 970.920.1893, steakhouse316.com
Ask for a: Jalapeño Margarita
Ingredients: Jalapeño and pineapple infused tequila, chili-salt rim, $14
Coordinates: 319 E. Hopkins Ave., 970.710.7120, avalancheaspen.com
Ask for a: Premium Margarita
Ingredients: A vast selection of blancos, reposados, añejos and mezcals make your margarita choices endless, $17
Coordinates: 411 E. Main St., 970.710.7076, aspenchola.com
Ask for a: Pancho Villa
Ingredients: Suerte blanco tequila, ancho reyes chili liquor, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, $14
Coordinates: 210 S. Galena St., 970.429.8252, silvercityaspen.com
Photography by: Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash