OK, first, let’s get to some SCANDAL!
Let me start by saying that I consider myself to be a drinker.
(OK, not the best opener for a family site. Let me try again.)
Let me start by saying that I enjoy the occasional cocktail with gusto.
That said, I was unprepared for the deliciousness of the offerings at Cava de Tequila! There is nothing watered down about these magnificent tequilas and margaritas. We tried plenty of them, all through the week, and each was more delicious than the first.
One of the best was the classic margarita with the “tajin” powder on the rim. Tajin is a seasoning of ground chiles, lime and salt, and it is positively addictive. You can buy a bottle of it in the gift shop to bring home for your own margarita creations. Also good on fruit!
So now that we are all on the same page about the tajin spice, I can blame the whole mess of our first day on it! RIGHT?
OK, I have long heard about fabled tales of “Beers Around The World,” so I thought that “Margaritas Around The World, Or at Least Near Mexico” sounded like a terrific idea and a great way to kick off the trip!
It was already a blazing hot day, so I started with a nice, easy pomegranate margarita inside the Cava. (And hey everyone, if you follow Cava on Twitter, you can also get $5 shots) It was such a delicious, refreshing, seemingly innocuous drink that I grabbed a blood orange margarita to go. The flavor was terrific, and the “go cups” are gi-normous!
It was terrific all the way to Germany, where we suddenly decided that we were feeling so good (off of two, count them, a mere TWO, cocktails!) that a buffet was in order.
Now, it was a hot day, and the drinks were large, especially the ones ordered to go. But even a huge Biergarten buffet that included many trips through the food line and plenty of pretzel rolls (including some pilfered for later) couldn’t make the trip back to the bus very easy. Had to take a couple of breaks on benches just to rest up along the way. We were focused on acting normal.
I felt like a total amateur, albeit a happy one. Ran out of steam just in time to fall asleep poolside at SSR.
P.S. The margaritas at SSR paled by comparison to those at Cava. Discovered that fact when we woke from our naps a little later – sunburned and starving. Enjoyed the heck out of that day, though it cost us a few hours that night. :blink:
Remember, I blame the tajin.