Friday night we attended the 12th Annual Fiesta & 10K Give Away otherwise known as the Margarita Festival. Eight businesses competed for Best Blended and Best Rocks. Our employee & friend, Brenda, won tickets from the local radio station and graciously gave them to us. Thanks Brenda!
I wasn’t in a festive mood until two lovely pirates draped beaded necklaces on hubby & me and handed us Shipwrecks. The Avi Resort & Casino’s Shipwreck margarita deservedly won Best Rocks. It was bright red and so delicious! If I had to guess, I’d say the secret ingredient was either pomegranate or pineapple.
Mohave Steak House served a scrumptious Mango margarita. It was fresh and cheery.
I don’t recall which competitor offered the Pink Panties margarita. Their hostesses were dressed in camo & fishnets, and their cocktails came with sugared rims and little green army men.
Sol de Mexico’s Soljito (mojito margarita) recipe can be found here. Let me tell you, hearing Tom ask people all night if the mint leaves were stuck to his teeth never got old!
We didn’t stand in the long line for Aquarius’ Banana Split margarita, but they won the People’s Choice award.
Edgewater & Colorado Belle won Best Blended with their Peach Bellini margarita. You know a guy is proud of his trophy when he tongues it. Personally, I would have given them an award for having the best “keepsake” highball glasses, thank you very much!
Lemonade Dogeritas were served by Mad Dogs’ hotties and dog-faced Jimmy.
After trying 7 out of 8 margaritas (some repeatedly) we were feeling no pain.
• How do you like your margarita?
• What’s your favorite festival?
• Have you ever licked a trophy?
Actual friends. Not actual size.