Saturday, August 2, 2008

Margaritaville Flavored Tequilas

This is a bittersweet entry for me. Last April, we were in Orlando with a couple other teachers. The bartender at the hotel bar had some Passion Fruit Margaritaville Tequila (of Jimmy Buffett fame) behind the bar, and inquired what he thought of it. Instead of giving us an opinion, he poured us teach a small glass on the rocks. I loved it. I am also a general fan of tequila. This kept with the tequila feel, but was sweet and fruity at the same time. Earlier this summer, I found Last Mango Margaritaville Tequila. It was equally good, and mixed great with Orange, Peach, Mango Juice ffrom Trader Joe's.

To my dismay, these flavored tequilas are no longer being carried in Virginia. I am almost embarassed to think about how many ABC stores I have checked looking for these tequilas. I also have checked a few in North Carolina to no success. A store clerk told me they were no longer being made, but the lovely bartender at Margaritaville in Myrtle Beach, SC, said they were still being made. I'm confused and befuddled by this, but ultimately, I'm just sad I can't find it to purchase. If you have a chance, check out your local liquor store and report back whether or not they sell it.

On a side note, if you use margarita mix to make your margaritas, I must recommend Margaritaville mixes. I've used the traditional lime flavored one as well as the mango mix, and it's the best margarita mix I've ever tried. The hubs is a huge Jimmy Buffett fan, so he got me on the Margaritaville kick, but it really is good. Same goes for the tequila, particularly the silver tequila. Very smooth going down.

Oh, and either this fall or early next year, Margaritaville will debut a line of flavored rums. I'm excited to taste those, too.

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