To celebrate National Margarita Day, we want to know--do you take your margarita frozen or on the rocks? Purists usually scorn the frozen variety, and argue you get much more tequila and citrus flavor in a margarita on the rocks. But others say there's nothing better on a hot summer day than a super slushy margarita with a fruit puree, and if loving the ultimate sorority girl drink is wrong, they don't want to be right! Are you #TeamFrozenMargaritas or #TeamOnTheRocks?[?]
Yeah, yeah. Cocktail aficionados scorn the frozen margarita as the ultimate Bennigan's beverage. But a few mixologists do say that frozen is the way to go:Cocktail enthusiasts have learned to turn their noses up at the frozen variety, but I'm here to say that that's the wrong move. I'll repeat: Putting a margarita on the rocks is about the worst way to drink the cocktail. A classic margarita is a shaken cocktail; the chilling and diluting that occur by shaking tequila, lime, and triple sec with ice defines the drink. Pouring that drink over ice will make it watery and wan.
For others, a frozen margarita is an abomination:Because, you see, the frozen margarita is not even a real margarita. It's a more digestible American facsimile of traditional Mexican fare, and it's often watered down to the point where you can't even taste the booze. Let me repeat that: Can't even. Taste. The booze.
Others say, forget the frozen haters! So what if frozen strawberry mango margaritas with Jose Cuervo are the signature drink of Kappa Kappa Gamma Spring Break 2011? Who cares? We didn't come here for your cocktail snobbery, we came to get drunk on frozen margaritas and enjoy our lives!Why let yourself become concerned with what other people think of your summertime beverage choice? There's no room for self-consciousness in Frozen Margarita Land. There's only room for warm beach breezes, swaying hammocks, pool floats with built-in cup holders and the dulcet tones of Jimmy Buffett.
Who cares about looking cool? Not Frozen Margarita. Who cares what the self-appointed cocktail elites of the world have to say? Not Frozen Margarita. Frozen Margarita has no worries beyond someone replenishing the chips and reapplying your sunscreen.
@PattyyyPatty acambarro from 3-7 girl. Fish bowl strawberry margaritas frozen or on the rocks only THREE dollars. #turnup-- Lauren Lamaestra (@LaurenLamaestra) February 22, 2017
But for purists, there is only one choice.
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