And the Winners Are…

The World Margarita Championship is a big deal in these parts. Put on by SAACA and The Tucson Originals, this annual event (year seven i believe) brings out the creativity in local mixologists and restaurant owners. I was a judge for many years and it was lots of fun. I don’t know who the judges were this year but the drinks that won sound fabulous.

JUDGES’ CHOICE

First Place –

Pastiche– Eric Brennner

Eric’s Mesquite Margarita

House made mesquite bean orgeat accented the Mezcal base

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Second place

Tequila Factory – Casino del Sol Casino – Aaron DeFeo29825519440_3417efffb6_n

Sol de Tucson Margarita

A classic margarita reiterated with desert honey, hibiscus, exotic spice and calamansi

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place – Ghini’s French Caffe – Coralie Satte

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Raspberry Rose Margarita

fresh squeezed limeade,fresh raspberries, Chambourg French rose and tequila

Second Place

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ – John Aldecoa

BroJo’s Tropical Margarita

fresh ingredients, a special blend of spice, fruit, lime special seasonings,