Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tres Agaves Reposado

So it's Sunday and it's fall... That means football and tequila! This week I'm drinking Tres Agaves Reposado. You can't fully try a tequila if you don't try it alone and in a margarita. To make this the best it can be and stay true to brand, I'm making the margarita with the Tres Agaves Mix (check out my review for that too!) and it's great. 
Alone, this is DELICIOUS. Smooth and sweet. This Reposado needs no chilling and no training wheels. Anyone and everyone can and should pour a rocks glass of this. I shared with my husband, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and friend.... They all agreed it was great. 
Then I added the Tres Agaves brand margarita mix. Because the tequila is great and this is a mix I'm a fan of, this was a great margarita. Smooth, sweet, and tart all in one glass. I also discovered that rather than mix it together with a mixer, I could put it all in a mason jar. All I had to do was put the lid on and shake. It's already in the glass to drink it from! I felt like a genius. 
I am giving the Tres Agaves Reposado a 5 out of 5 shots! This tequila has won its way into my heart and a permanent place in my liquor cabinet. Definitely give this Reposado a try, you won't be sorry!
Happy Drinking!
Kate

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Macho Camacho: Cocina Del Barrio

For those of you outside of the Twin Cities, I am truly sorry. Unless you come into our airport/city or they expand you may never know the glory that is Cocina Del Barrio. If I could live here, I would. Honestly. I have done a review of this establishment before so you'll know the locations. I prefer the Edina location over downtown for the atmosphere. I could bathe in their fresh-made guacamole. It is legit.... but that's not what your here for! This round at Barrio I tasted the Macho Camacho. I decided to try this particular margarita after I saw it on a list of the 7 best margaritas in Minneapolis (Check the Article Here).

The Macho Camacho is a blood orange margarita made with ancho-infused tequila and a splash of cava. Hands down, this is one of the top 3 margaritas I've ever had. Nicely sweet with just enough heat from the ancho. I could seriously drink these by the GALLON. I'm convinced that Barrio uses magic in their drinks.... I can't say enough to do this margarita justice! If you can stop by a Barrio location first - call me! I'll show up any day, any time. Second, order this margarita and then order it again. 
I am officially going to give this margarita 5 out of 5 shots. Yes, that just happened! Straight up number 2 in my top 3. 
Happy Drinking!
Kate


Monday, September 14, 2015

Primo Margarita: Buffalo Wild Wings

There are many times that my husband funds my margarita adventures... Saturday was one of those days. We wanted to go out for appetizers and decided on Buffalo Wild Wings. College football on the big screen, fried food, and alcoholic drinks. Sounds like a good time to me! Buffalo Wild Wings has 4 margarita options and ginger beer in my margarita did not sound appetizing. I choose the step above their house margarita, the Primo Margarita.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Primo Margarita is made with Patron Silver Tequila and Cointreau. I was ready to be disappointed in a chain restaurant margarita after my experiences with Old Chicago.... but I was pleasantly surprised! This didn't taste like a pre-made mix, it didn't taste like candy, and it didn't taste like a non-margarita which made me love it! This was nicely tart and you could taste the tequila without it being over-powering. The difference between the Primo and the House margarita, other than $1, is the house was made with Sauza Gold, triple sec, and lime juice. In my opinion, if you are going to have a margarita, have one that tastes good! Don't worry about an extra $1 for the drink.... you'll miss out on some great margaritas that way. 

While the atmosphere was a little loud for relaxing with a margarita, this one had good taste. I'm glad I tried this one, I'm hoping since there are Buffalo Wild Wings everywhere you might try it too! All that being said, I'm going to give this Primo Margarita 4 out of 5 shots. It loses a half a point by being nearly $10. I know I just said don't worry about the price of a good drink, but there are other $10 margaritas out there that will knock your socks off. This one could be ordered over and over and still taste great but it didn't knock my socks off.
Happy Drinking!
Kate

Monday, September 7, 2015

Agave Margarita: Old Chicago

I'm back at Old Chicago again. Because they have a list of margarita options, I went with their basic Agave Margarita. Last time I was at Old Chicago I was disappointed in the taste of the tequila in my drink. Different location, same disappointment. 
This has very little tequila taste at all. The worst part? It tastes of straight sour. Enough so that I made the sour face taking a drink. In fact, there is so much sour mix to tequila in here that your lips dry out after you've had a sip! This margarita is made with El Jimador tequila, triple sec, and lime sour. 
I believe after this second attempt, I won't be ordering any more margaritas from Old Chicago. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I give this margarita 1 shot out of 5. This was not appetizing at all.
Happy Drinking (a different margarita)!
Kate

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cadillac Margarita: Acapulco

So it's Labor Day Weekend and being outside is almost a requirement. I've been out in the humidity for the last couple hours and it's time for a margarita. On our way home is a Mexican restaurant I haven't been to yet and I knew I could get one there. Acapulco it is. Now, I know I said I was NOT a fan of the Cadillac Margarita. Especially the one I last reviewed at Broadway Bar... It was not appealing. 
This Cadillac Margarita came with its Grand Marnier on the side. It's made with Don Julio Reposado, margarita mix, and fresh lime. Since the Cadillac typically comes with Grand Marnier already in it, I tried the margarita by itself first. Alone, the margarita was alright. You could tell there was a mix but it wasn't the worst premade mix I've ever had. After a few sips I knew I wouldn't be drinking the shot of Grand Marnier by itself - not my style. So I dumped the shot right into the margarita. Surprisingly it made the margarita better! I was ready to be disappointed again after my last Cadillac but I wasn't! I tried this particular Cadillac on the suggestion of our waitress. I was a little wary but she claimed it was her favorite of the 15 or so margaritas on the menu. I'm glad I didn't let my past experience hold me back! If you get the chance to stop by an Acapulco's Restaurant, I suggest you give their Cadillac Margarita a try. 
I give this margarita 4 out of 5 shots.
Happy Drinking!
Kate