We are a little late to writing this article but wanted to share our experience with the San Antonio Margarita Meltdown this past August 31 at La Villita in San Antonio, Texas. We have participated in many margarita events since we started this website in 2006 and this would be our first time at this one.
The day was extremely hot as expected during Summer in Texas. A quick rain shower as the gates were about to open added a little steam to the day. We setup our booth at the entirely outdoor event, started mixing up our batch (15 gallons) of mango habanero margarita and waited for the gates to open.
Visitors were given a sampling card like the one below which gave them the opportunity to taste the creations at each booth. We were told you could use the “Milagro” options to come back and taste samples you especially enjoyed. Our margarita was tasty enough that we found ourselves marking these circles many times.
While we did have a few people decline our margarita because they do not like spicy foods, many people that expressed similar concerns but were brave enough to try thoroughly enjoyed the drink. For those who asked for the recipe, we gladly put it on our website to share.
The event also had a music playing throughout the event, bites to eat and a booth that hand rolled cigars. Most of our time was occupied with set up, serving and tear down so we did not have a complete experience of the event. That also included not being able to taste all of the other participants which were comprised of restaurants and bars. Overall, we found the event a success because we were able to meet a lot of great people and tell them about Margarita Texas Mix.
Part of the proceeds benefited La Voz del Anciano (The Voice of the Elderly). La Voz del Anciano is a local non-profit organization whose primary focus is serving the needs of the elderly throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Below is the exact recipe we used.
Mango Habanero Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz Margarita Texas Mix (Infused With Habaneros – How To:)
- 2 oz mango pulp
- 1 oz blanco tequila (We used Milagro Blanco, a sponsor of the event)
- 1 oz orange liqueur (We used DeKuyper Triple Sec)
- 2 habanero peppers for infusion
Combine all ingredients into strainer, shake and serve on the rocks.