Boudro’s Prickly Pear Margarita
No surprise the quintessential drink of carnival season is also a personal preference anytime. 😉 The Alamo City comes alive this month in a sea of color, couture and rich cultural tradition. In anticipation of the 125th Anniversary of Fiesta, ante up for these local libations–8 recipes in all!
We wager it’s among the best Prickly Pear margs you’ll find in town…or anywhere! Watch how it comes together from Boudro’s sommelier.
La Maestra Blanca Aldaco’s Avocado Margarita is an unparalleled local libation — and NBC’s Today Show agrees! Served with a fresh, medium-size avocado slice in a cocktail glass rimmed with chile lime salt.
A Morenita Margarita courtesy of Top Chef alum Johnny Hernandez and the pride of the Pearl Brewery, La Gloria. That’s tamarindo, fresh orange juice, Herradura Reposado and Cointreau with a chile-tamarind rim.
Light, crisp and served preferably on the rocks! Head to NAO Latin Gastro Bar right now for their Blanco Margarita…
Agave Nectar is used to sweeten the flavor profile of the Ocho Margarita, inspired by the boutique hotel’s pan-Latin cultural influences from Mexico, Cuba and Texas. Shake and strain over ice in a salt rimmed glass.
These Just In…
Nothing beats this Grilled Spiced Beet Margarita from The Pastry War – a “mezcaleria” specializing in agave spirits (mezcal and tequila–LOTS) in downtown Houston. Made with a large red beets, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks and candied ginger!
Very popular, particularly around the holidays, but no less refreshing during Fiesta! This Cranberry Tequila Sour combines a homemade cranberry jam with lemon and orange juice, plus tequila in a cocktail shaker with ice.
The Eight Row Margarita of Eight Row Flint in Houston Heights is a staple of this modernized Texas Icehouse. If it’s not whisky, beer or tacos–it’s this!