Address: 2800 Kirby Dr, Ste A132, Houston, TX 77098
Type of Margarita Tasted: Pomegranate Margarita – Camarena Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, Pom Juice, Splash of Fresh Lime Sour
Review: This was our first trip to Del Frico’s Grille, located on Kirby Drive. We had heard the food is excellent so tasting out their food and drink offerings seemed like a perfect addition to our website. We have a delicious pomegranate margarita recipe on our website but figuring we have never done a side by side, we would’t immediately not know know how it compares to Del Friscos version.
The ingredients offered on the menu have the making of a delicious drink. Camarena, while on the lower cost wise of a blanco tequila made our 5 Best Cheap Tequila for Margarita list back in April. This is one of our go to blanco tequilas for margaritas due to flavor and cost. The other ingredients featured on their menu had the potential to compliment this margarita perfectly.
We only ordered one but had all four at our table sample the pomegranate creation. The consensus was that the drink had an extremely smooth taste and reminded each of being somewhere tropical sipping on a beach worthy cocktail. Each flavor was well represented and none dominated the easy drinking beverage.
If you have tried the pomegranate margarita at Del Frisco’s Grille, leave us a comment below. Also, check out the pomegranate margarita recipe on our website if you want to make something similar at home. Please let us know how it compares.
Address: 27104 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77429
Type of Margarita Tasted: “100% agave tequila margarita”
Review: A Texas Mesquite Grill recently opened in Cypress and with “Texas” in the name we made it a priority to head over to this location. While it seems a lot of the focus is on craft beer as they have a two page menu dedicated to them, their drink menu does list a few other cocktails including margaritas.
If we are being completely honest, before taking one sip we didn’t expect a lot from the cocktail. Experiences of margaritas at non-Mexican Restaurants or specialty bars we have tried have been mostly misses. To our surprise, this margarita was well above average. While expecting an overly sugary thick drink, this one was an easy drinking slightly tart beverage. There was enough sweetness in the background that provided the necessary balance. The margarita tasted of fresh lime juice and we could taste the tequila mildly throughout each sip.
Overall this is a well mixed drink and since the initial tasting and the day of this post, we have been back and another was ordered. If you happent o find yourself at this restaurant and are not into craft beer or just want to change it up a bit, we recommend trying one of the margaritas
Have you had a chance to stop by any of the Texas mesquite Grill locations to sample their margaritas? Tell us in the comments below about your experience with their version of the drink.
Casa Rio – San Antonio
Address: 430 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Type of Margarita Tasted: Reposado margarita
Review: According to their website, Casa Rio was the first San Antonio business to open it’s doors to the river and take advantage it’s setting. We visited on a busy night and were seated outdoors right on the Riverwalk. A cold front was coming through at the time which is why you see a shot of Patron in the picture to the left of the margarita. If you didn’t know, tequila can warm you up quick when in shot form. At first sip of the resposado margarita, there was an initial blast of equal parts lime and tequila. The cocktail was slightly sour with enough sweetness popping through to provide adequate balance. Casa Rio serves an above average margarita and we recommend trying what they have to offer for yourself. Though. try eating inside when Texas experiences lower than usual temperatures. They do have several tequilas to choose from if your jacket doesn’t warm you up enough.
Have you sampled the margaritas at Casa Rio? Leave us a comment below on what version you sampled and what you thought about the drink.