Archive for the ‘Margaritas’ Category

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Thank you, Sammy

June 3, 2010
cabo wabo rock n rita
Cabo Wabo Rock ‘n Rita

Sundays at Chevy’s Fresh Mex.  Margaritas are 1/2 off.  w00t!!!  I usually drink two margaritas with my Mesquite Grilled Steak Tacos.  This one is my first.

It’s called the Cabo Wabo Rock n’ Rita and they make it table side.

They start off with a healthy portion of Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Tequila.  Sammy’s tequila is one of the most easy going tequila out there.  Very smooth.  Great flavor.

From there, they add the citrus juices; Fresh Orange, fresh Lime, fresh Lemon.

It is then shaken and poured into your choice of sugar rimmed glass: Watermelon sugar… Lime sugar… or my favorite, Pineapple sugar.

This is a very sweet tequila but not too sweet.  Most of the flavor is from the fresh fruit.  However… and this is very important to me… Sammy’s Cabo Wabo is still a dominating presence.

I have never been disappointed with this drink.  Chevy’s is very consistent with the mix.  It will always taste the same.  Overall, I would give this a 9 out of 10.  It is not my all time favorite Margarita but it is definitely great.
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I Prefer Margaritas…

August 21, 2009

“I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.”

Those are the words of the most interesting man in the world. You may ask yourself, if he doesn’t always drink beer, why drink beer at all? I figured out why last night.

I went out to dinner with my family to a little Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara – Palapa Restaurant. They have, hands down, the worst Margaritas in the world.

I’ve had Margaritas on 6 of the 7 continents. I’ve tasted the watered down disasters of Tijuana, Mexico. I drank a warm, ice-less concoction in Pusan, South Korea. I make a serious effort to drink a Margarita everywhere I go.

I wish I had a Dos Equis at Palapa.

When I ordered the margarita, the waiter warned me that it would be weak; The tequila they use is only 40 proof. It tasted like dirty water with a twist of sweaty feet. I couldn’t taste the tequila at all. The waiter brought me a shot just before we left. 40 proof tequila tastes just like 80 proof – so that’s not the reason it tastes so bad. It’s just a horrible mix. I almost didn’t finish it.

On a side note: if you ever find yourself in an Asian country trying to teach a bartender how to make a margarita, be sure to list ice as one of the ingredients.