Applebee’s Is Bringing Back Their $1 Margaritas

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If Mexican food and margaritas top your list of favorite things, Cinco de Mayo is pretty much the best day ever. Nearly every Mexican restaurant and even others that just have margaritas on the menu will be offering some sort of discount. And the best part this time around? It’s on a weekend so you can start celebrating early!

While the deals will be flowing all weekend right along with the margaritas, you will definitely not find a better deal than at Applebee’s, where you can get their classic margarita for just $1!

The original margarita is what began Applebee’s $1 drink of the month, appropriately called the “Dollarita.” Not only is it a great deal for Cinco de Mayo, but you can get $1 margaritas all month long!

“The DOLLARITA taught America that $1 is an unbeatable price for a cocktail. Where else can you find a good Margarita for only $1, all day, every day?” Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage and innovation at Applebee’s, said in a press release. “Some might say this is too good to be true, but to them I say, margaritas never lie.”


The $1 margarita is served in a 10-ounce mug with tequila and a classic margarita mix. Price, participation and availability may vary by location, but you’ll most likely be able to get the deal at your local Applebee’s.

If you don’t have an Applebee’s near you, you can still celebrate Cinco de Mayo right at home thanks to the “Margaritaville” man himself, Jimmy Buffett! He recently shared his famous margarita recipe and, not surprisingly, it sounds amazing.


If you’re in need of tequila, this Member’s Mark brand from Sam’s Club just received a gold medal from and is also a “best buy” in the tequila category at around $19.98 for a 1.75-liter bottle. Prices may vary depending on where you live (including even lower in some states!), but even priced a bit higher, it is still a pretty good deal for a nice bottle of tequila.

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If beer is more your thing, you may instead want to check out Estrella Jalisco, a Mexican pilsner that is said to have a refreshingly light and crisp flavor with no aftertaste.


Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year with a $1 margarita from Applebee’s?