Margarita Wars 2023

Fri, April 7th • VIP: 6-10pm • GA Plus: 7-10pm • GA: 8-10pm

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Margarita Wars 2023
Fri., April 7th, 2023
TPepin's Hospitality Centre
4121 N. 50th St. in Tampa

A portion of proceeds to benefit Current Initiatives of Tampa Bay.

VIP Admission: 6-10 p.m. 
General Admission Plus: 7-10 p.m.
General Admission: 8-10 p.m.

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Your favorite tequila battle is back! Margarita Wars is a unique opportunity to sample margaritas created by 21 of the Tampa Bay area's best mixologists and try your hand at tipsy judging as YOU help award Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Margarita! Plus, live entertainment, Mexican-inspired hors d'oeuvres, and other fun surprises. This is one fiesta you won't want to miss!

SOLD OUT - VIP Includes:
• Two hours early entry at 6 p.m.
• VIP-only hour from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
• VIP & GA Plus-only hour from 7-8 p.m.
• Complimentary parking
• Passed appetizers during VIP-only hour
        • Yucca Fries
        • Chicken Empanadas
        • Mexican Street Corn Fritters
• Entry into a VIP-only raffle
• Margarita samples from each competitor
• Light Mexican-inspired bites
• Vote on Tampa Bay's Ultimate Margarita
• Access to photo opportunities

GA Plus Includes:
• One hour early entry at 7 p.m.
• VIP & GA Plus-only hour from 7-8 p.m.
• Complimentary parking
• Margarita samples from each competitor
• Light Mexican-inspired bites
• Vote on Tampa Bay's Ultimate Margarita
• Access to photo opportunities

GA Includes:
• 8 p.m. entry
• Complimentary parking
• Margarita samples from each competitor
• Light Mexican-inspired bites
• Vote on Tampa Bay's Ultimate Margarita
• Access to photo opportunities

DD Includes:
• Entry with your group
• Complimentary parking
• NA drink sampling by Herban Flow 
• Light Mexican-inspired bites
• Access to photo opportunities
• No alcohol sampling is included with a DD ticket
*Buy any 2 admission tickets & get a complimentary DD ticket (see purchase confirmation for DD redemption details)

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American Social
“Tiki Rita” 
El Tesoro Reposado, Aperol, passion fruit, lime, pineapple, & tropical salt

Booze & Bubbles
“Spicy Cucumber Margarita”
El Tesoro Blanco, fresh pressed cucumber juice, triple sec, lime juice, & simple syrup, garnished with a candied jalapeño 

Chicken and Taco Loco Bar and Grill
“Cempasúchitl's (Sehm-pah-sue-chi) Nectar”
Tres Generaciones Añejo, marigold simple syrup, orange juice, sweet & sour, triple sec, & Grand Mariner

COCKtail St. Pete
“Cock-O-Nut Margarita”
Tres Generaciones Plata, Coco Réal, Natalie’s lime juice, freshly squeezed OJ, & Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur

“Un Poco Loco”
Tres Generaciones Plata, mango nectar, lime juice, chamoy, & triple sec with a Tajin rim, topped with Mango Sip Margs & garnished with mango sprinkled with mango chili salt

Good Intentions
“Street Corn Margarita”
El Tesoro Reposado, elote liqueur, grilled sweet corn, lime, agave, & a vegan spicy cheese rim

Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Tres Generaciones Añejo, Grand Marnier, agave nectar, fresh lime, & orange & lemon juice, infused with pecan hickory smoke with a black salt rim & garnished with a candy orange

Jake's Coastal Cantina
“Guava Nice Day”
Tres Generaciones Reposado, triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice, guava nectar, & agave with a Tajin rim & guava garnish

“Cloud 9”
El Tesoro Reposado, fresh lime juice, fresh orange, & cream soda poured over cotton candy with a dragon fruit dust rim

Luna Lux
Tres Generaciones Plata, sour orange juice, lime juice, German dill pickle juice, Cubano jus, agave syrup, orange liqueur, Swiss cheese foam, & a mustard seasoned salt rim

Pineiro Hospitality
“Pretty in Pink”
Hornitos Plata, pineberries, basil, pink lemon, Peychaud's, & pineberry salt foam

Red Mesa Mercado
“Acapulco Heat”
Hornitos Plata, pineapple juice, Red Mesa Veneno Oscuro with sage & lime juice

“Blackberry Margarita”
Tres Generaciones Reposado Housemade margarita with fresh blackberry

“Buzzy Bee”
El Tesoro Reposado, Limoncello, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lemon, granulated honey, lemon zest, black lava salt, locally-sourced orange blossom or wildflower honey by Tampa Bees on a honey dipper (customer’s choice), & dried wild flowers

Sonder Social Club
“It Was All Yellow”
Tres Generaciones Añejo, fresh lime juice, mango syrup, Madagascar vanilla agave, Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters, & saline topped with fresh turmeric juice, organic Madagascar vanilla bean agave, mango, curry & kaffir lime leaf infusion foam with bursting popping mango boba & fresh curry leaves

The Fenway
El Tesoro Blanco, cucumber juice, lime juice, simple, & fresh mint

The Library
“El Pastorita”
El Tesoro Reposado, fried ham infused clement creole shrubb, charred pineapple, house-infused agave, & lime

The Living Room on Main
“Taste the Rainbow-Rita”
El Tesoro Blanco, mint, habanero tincture, Skittles & pink peppercorn syrup, fresh citrus, watermelon, ginger liqueur, & Amaro Montenegro

The Living Room Wesley Chapel
“Mole Tropical”
Hornitos Añejo, Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, pink grape, house citrus, tamarind syrup, Angostura Bitters, & habanero tincture with a mole rim of tamarind powder, chili powder, cacao nibs, & Allspice

The Saint
“Devil’s Kiss”
Tres Generaciones Plata, Ilegal Joven Mezcal, lime juice, & strawberry jalapeño shrub agave

World of Beer
“Mango Tango”
Hornitos Plata, mango syrup, agave, fresh lime juice, & raspberries with a Chamoy & Tajin rim


21+ only. Programming & sampling list subject to change. Event takes place rain or shine. No refunds are available.

Event Recording Notice: By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.

For more information on this event, including participation and sponsorship information, please contact Alexis Chamberlain at

TPepin's Hospitality Centre

4121 N. 50th St.
Tampa, FL 33610