One Tequila, Two Tequila: On The Border Shakes It Up for Cinco de Mayo
DALLAS, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's fiesta time: On The Border is kicking off its upcoming 30th anniversary celebration – which officially hits in June -- and the 150th year of Cinco de Mayo by prepping for guests to Cinco like they've never Cinco'ed before. To kick up the fun, Jamie Carawan, On The Border's senior director of culinary, offers these tequila 101 tips to make the best margarita:
- Tequila, the national spirit of Mexico, can only be distilled from the Weber Blue Agave plant – a member of the lily family -- in the state of Jalisco, Mexico
- There are three different varieties of tequila: Blanco, Reposado and Anejos
- Blanco (plata, platino, silver or platinum) is an un-aged tequila that comes straight from the still to the bottle and adds the true tequila flavor
- Reposado is a rested tequila and a perfect match with Mexican foods, making a smooth, mellow margarita
- Anejo, or aged tequilas, are aged from three years and over. These pair nicely with desserts like flan, ice cream and cheesecake.
"Pairing different tequilas with certain foods really brings out the taste of the liquor and flavor of the dishes," Carawan said. "All it takes is a little tequila knowledge and having just a few recipes and ingredients handy, and hosts can whip up unexpected – and delicious -- combinations and drinks for guests."
The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party is at Your On The Border
On The Border will have plenty of fresh drinks on hand for Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, including its Mercedes Margarita, an On The Border original made with Reposado tequila, fresh lime agave sour and Grand Marnier. All On The Border locations will be festive and patios packed at locations nationwide with entertainment, fresh guacamole and other On The Border favorites.
Guests can 'like' On The Border on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OnTheBorderMexicanGrillandCantina and visit www.iloveontheborder.com for more Cinco de Mayo celebration details. During the party, guests can snap pictures and submit them through On The Border's Facebook page for On The Border's "Cinco Fan of the Week" Facebook series.
ABOUT ON THE BORDER MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA
In 1982, a new restaurant opened on Knox Street in Dallas. It quickly became known for its unique border-style Mexican food and fun, great tasting Margaritas. Today, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is a leading full-service restaurant that offers an extensive menu of great-tasting, classic and contemporary Mexican food, like sizzling mesquite-grilled fajitas, and margaritas as big and bold as the border itself. After 30 years, On The Border still serves made-from-scratch sauces; meats are mesquite-grilled and cooked to order, and guacamole is made in small batches every four hours. This spirit of sharing border-style food is alive and well at On The Border. Welcome to it.
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