The Story Behind The Tabaré’s Lover’s Margarita

There is beauty in an atmosphere that is as down-to-earth as it is intriguing, and that is exactly what you’ll find at Brooklyn-based Tabaré, where dim lighting and rustic decor set the mood for an intimate dining or drinking experience. Accented with antique-style finds, this charming Uruguayan restaurant serves up traditional dishes rooted in Spanish, Italian, and other European cuisines. Here the food is hearty and the aesthetic is heartwarming — almost as heartwarming as its special Lover’s Margarita.

Inspired by February, the month of love, this cocktail was first created as a way to put a Valentine's Day twist on the classic Margarita. It begins with a base that is split between tequila and mezcal in order to create a balanced blend of soft citrus and smoky agave. But what really sets this Marg apart is the frothy foam topping that is a result of the addition of a dry shaken egg white.

Like much of the fare at Tabaré, the Lover’s Margarita is a simple concoction elevated by humble ingredients and a touch of spice. Its velvet-like top, lightly spiced Tajín rim, and balanced notes of citrus and heat helped this once special item find a lasting home on Tabaré’s menu.


  • Tajín seasoning
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Rim a coupe glass with Tajín seasoning and set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake.
  3. Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake again.
  4. Strain into glass
  5. Serve with lime wedge garnish

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Updated: 2024-04-22

Tabaré’s Lover’s Margarita