PubClub.com’s Top 5 List Of Margarita Heaven
The booze doesn’t have to be in a blender, so long as it renders that concoction – frozen or not – that helps us hang on, as well as hang out with our friends, old or new.
Margaritas are awesome, one of man’s all-time great cocktail inventions. What is it about tequila, and margaritas in particular, that makes us so act so fun, wild and crazy?
Is it, as Joe Nichols sang, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off?” Well that’s certainly a big part of it!
But where best to enjoy those margaritas? Here’s PubClub.com’s Top 5 list:
1.) JIMMY BUFFETT CONCERTS. No matter where you go, where you travel or whom you encounter, you will never find a larger number of like-minded individuals about the drink and all it represents than at a Jimmy Buffett concert.
The tailgate parties are legendary among Parrotheads and people bring out huge blenders powered by lawn mower engines and started with the pull of a rope, like starting the motor on a boat dingy. They are, indeed, getting wasted in what is their true Margaritaville, the Buffett parking lot.
The man wrote the national anthem of Parrotheads, for cryin’ out loud.
Every two-bit cover guitarist in the country covers “Margaritaville.” One was even doing it in the Quarterdeck bar on Hilton Head Island, S.C., when a guy leaped out of his chair and said “that’s not the way to play ‘Margaritaville!’ ” It was Buffett himself, and he wound up playing for two hours. PubClub.com was there the next day!
2.) AT THE BEACH. Margaritas were made for the beach. The drink is as refreshing as it is potent, and the lifestyle fits the carefree mood it puts you in when you consume it.
When you’re at the beach, you think party! When you are drink margaritas, you think party! That’s the perfect mix.
3.) IN A BEACH BAR. If margaritas are great at the beach, it stands to reason a great place to have them is in a beach bar.
For some reason, even bad margaritas – those made with that awful pre-made mix – taste okay at the beach. That’s because you know at any moment, you can spring up from your barstool and be on the beach, then come back in and have another margarita.
Most of the patrons are in board shorts and bikinis and that’s what defines the culture of the margarita and party it brings to the scene.
The bar doesn’t have to necessarily be at the beach. Any beach-themed bar will do just fine.
At the beach, of course. PubClub’s blogger is famous for making margaritas at house parties at the beach. Those are of the frozen concoction variety and when he’s distracted (most often by a beautiful girl in a bikini who quizzes him about something as he’s pouring in the tequila) he calls these “woops!” margaritas. As if “woops, I poured in too much tequila. Oh well!”
And that is the way to have a lively party.
5.) ANY BAR WITH A GOOD BARTENDER. If you’re not by the beach – and most people are not, of course – you can still enjoy margaritas. You just need to go to a bar in your area with a bartender that knows how to make them.