Cocktail fads may come and go, but the margarita’s popularity has remained steady since its invention. This week for Cheers, Westchase, it's a margarita with a twist from the "Outfront Bar" at Outback Steakhouse.
The Outfront Bar is new a concept that combines a bar and a kitchen, right out front, in the middle of the resaturant. Chefs prepare bar food and hand-crafted cocktails in the center of all the restaurant.
The Cucumber Rita features: Fresh cucumbers muddled with basil and lime juice, Patron Silver Tequila, and agave nectar. I reccomend pairing it with their Avocado and Crab Stack Appetizer.
Margarita Fun Facts:
- Most Tequila is produced in Mexico with Blue Agave plant, produced in the Mexican State of Jalisco.
- The margarita's origins are still unclear — one theory says that it was invented by an Irish bartender in Tijuana.
- The reason they are served with salt is to bring out the flavors of the drink.
Whether it's Cinco de Mayo or de Deciembre (December), it's never a bad time to celebrate with one of Mexico's favorite cocktails.