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Come to the World Margarita Championship ready for a good time.

Prepare to raise a glass (or a few) and celebrate the culinary spirit of Southern Arizona, the World Margarita Championship returns to Tucson next month.

Held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, the 14th annual competition is presented by Tucson Originals Restaurants and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. The competition will feature a wide array of cocktail creations and food pairings served by chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists from across the region.

The event will also feature live music, art installations and a raffle with prizes donated by the community and event partners. 

“The participants at the World Margarita Championship go beyond a simple, classic margarita and transform them into masterpieces,” said Mat Cable, Events Chair of Tucson Original Restaurants, in a statement. “Using inspiration from local ingredients, stunning garnishes, great tequila, and Southwest flair, these inspired drinks are elevated into true works of art.”

Attendees will vote for their favorite servings, and a team of “local celebrity judges” will also award one of over 20 restaurants with the title of “Best Margarita.”

Tickets and more information can be found online at saaca.org/worldmargarita.html or over the phone at 797-3959.

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