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It's National Margarita Day! Soon you'll be able to hit Santa Fe's new Margarita Trail

National Margarita Day on Monday celebrates the famed tequila-based cocktail.

And Santa Fe, N.M., a city known for its spicy 'ritas, is poised to launch a new Margarita Trail featuring 30 or 40 bars and restaurants along which visitors can sample and sip.

The "trail" promises a "culinary cocktail experience" that shows off the best the city has to offer,  with drinks priced at $7 to $12.

Among the featured stops:

— Maria's New Mexican Kitchen, a Santa Fe fixture that mixes up more than 100 different margaritas

— Del Charro Saloon at Inn of the Governors, which features an Electric Blue Margarita (Patron Silver, Citronage and Blue Curacao) for $9

—  La Fonda on the Plaza, the historic hotel whose bar serves up a Bell Ringer made with Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila, jalapeño juice and Triple Sec for $12

Staab House Bar at the 19th century La Posada de Santa Fe Resosrt & Spa.

Visitors will be able to grab a Santa Fe Margarita Trail Passport that lists participating bars and eateries and shares recipes.

You can sample and collect enough stamps in your passport to score a Margarita Trail T-shirt too.

Though plans will be unveiled Monday, the trail won't officially open until May 5, also known as Cinco de Mayo.


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