Monday, May 1, 2006

Most Cinco De Mayo Margaritas Are For Gringos

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re planning to toss back a few margaritas on Cinco De Mayo (May 5), the following could leave a sour taste in your mouth.

A San Diego-based margarita expert claims most people have no idea what a real margarita is like.

Juan Arias, who manages El Agave, a San Diego restaurant with more than 1600 different tequilas, says a true margarita contains only lime juice, Cointreau or Triple Sec liqueurs and is served with crushed ice, not blended like a Slurpee.

Also, Arias says tequilas marked “blanco” are the best for margaritas because they have the bite necessary to cut through the fruitiness.

Arias also warns against going too high-end because “fancy tequila is meant to be sipped, not mixed.”

Finally, Arias says the flavors of a good margarita go nicely with tacos and quesadillas, but warns against pairing with burritos or chimichangas.

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