With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, Travel + Leisure mag has rounded up the best margaritas in the country. Among the establishments receiving praise for their drinks is Houston's own The Pastry War, which earned a nod for its Pomegranate and Sloe Gin Frozen Margarita. The mag's Natalie Taylor writes:
Other pomegranate margaritas rely on the fruit juice; Bobby Heugel's consists of whole pomegranate seeds and Plymouth sloe gin (a gin-based liqueur flavored with strawberries). These ingredients are mixed into the house margarita along with the frozen option of your choice: strawberry and balsamic; habanero and mango; or mole and ginger. Bubble tea straws come in handy for sucking up the pomegranate seeds.
Travel + Leisure suggests heading in for the margarita during the bar's weekday happy hours of 4 to 6:30 p.m. when it's only $5. Other Texas spots that earned a place on the list are Nuestra Margarita at Esquire Tavern in San Antonio and La Condesa in Austin.
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