Margarita Wars 2024

Fri, May 17 at 6pm

  • 21+
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Margarita Wars 2024
Fri., May 17th, 2024
The James Museum of Western Art
150 Central Avenue, St. Pete, FL

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

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

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***Buy 2 tickets & get a FREE Designated Driver ticket for a friend***

In order to obtain your free Designated Driver ticket, you must first purchase your tickets, then send confirmation to to redeem your complimentary ticket. 

Your favorite tequila battle is back! Margarita Wars is a unique opportunity to sample margaritas created by over 22 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!

VIP Includes:
• Access to The James Museum of Western Art Galleries from 6pm -7:30pm
• VIP-only hour from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
• VIP & GA Plus-only hour from 7-8 p.m.
• Passed appetizers during VIP-only hour
• 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.
• 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
• Margarita samples from each competitor
• Light Mexican-inspired bites
• Vote on Tampa Bay's Ultimate Margarita
• Access to photo opportunities

DD Includes:

• Access to the James Museum of Western Art Galleries from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
• Entry with your group
• N/A drink sampling from Galicia & Mother Kombucha
• 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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JOTORO Fine Mexican Provisions
The Tipsy Mono - Banana Infused El Tesoro Reposado, Chocolate infused Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh OJ, Banana, and Chocolate. 

Pier Teaki
The Blushing Daisy Margarita - Shhhh!  It’s a secret recipe.

Coyote Ugly

The Dan at Hotel Flor
The N Florida Ave Margarita - El Tesoro, St George Spiced Pear Liquor, Cointreau, Lime, Lemon, Hibiscus syrup

Velvet Gypsy

Shaker & Peel
Ginger infused El Tesoro Reposado with Lime, Giffard Peach, Cointreau, Peach Ginger Simple, and a Honey/Peach/Cinnamon/Lime Foam

St. Pete Distillery

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro
Spicy Jalapeño Margarita - Hornitos Blanco, Natalie's Margarita Mix, Fresh Muddled Jalapeño, Simple Syrup

Riveters Tampa

Tequila Daisy
A perfect blend of El Tesoro blanco, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup topped with a house made blood orange egg white foam and Hawaiian Style Red Alaea Salt

Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar at The Fenway Hotel
Tropic Pressure in a Heat Wave - Mezcal, Jalapeño Simple, Kiwi, Lime with a Dehydrated Kiwi Ancho Rim

Corazon at Hyatt Place
Mango-Jalapeno Margarita

Council Oak at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tres Generacioenes Anejo, Cointreau, Louis XIII, Black Lava Salt, Fresh Cherries, Fresh Pear, Purple Edible Glitter, Sorrell Leaves, Lime

Crafty Squirrel
Hornitos Blanco with guava infused Cointreau, lime, and muddled pineapple

Flor Fina at Hotel Haya
Flor Agave - Tres Generations, Cointreau Noir, Belle de Brillet. Rosemary Honey, Lemon, Hibiscus Liqueur, with Rosemary Sprig and Hibiscus Rim

Doodle Noodle Bar
Mexican Panda - Tres Generaciones, Thai-Chili Infused Yuzu Marmalade, Lime, Naranja Liqueur, Chinese Salt

The Helm Provisions & Coastal Fare

Kona Grill
Passion Fruit Margarita - Hornitos Blanco, Cointreau, Passion Fruit Puree, Lime, Simple Syrup, and Tajin

Oak & Ola

Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Sea Foam Margarita  - Tres Generations, Triple Sec, House-made Sour Mix, Lime. Orange Juice, Air Salt Foam Zested line

The Galley/Ship's Hold

The Devil's Kiss - Toasted Coconut & Coconut Oil Washed Espolòn Reposado, Mango/Lime/Habanero Oleo-Saccahrum, Mango Infused Aperol, Cointreau, Mango Juice, Garnished with Mango & Coconut Grand Marnier Gummies

Sal Rosa


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 Leigh Wilson at

The James Museum of Western Art

150 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701