***This is a sponsored post. I was provided samples of Sauza Sparkling Margaritas for purpose of review. No other compensation has been received. Now that we’ve got that out of the way…***
Bottled cocktails are a bit of a risky proposition. It sounds like a good idea–save time, drinks ready to go–but the end result is often lackluster, watered-down, and just plain disappointing. But we still try them, always hoping that the next bottled, malt or wine-based beverage might be that magical unicorn of pre-mixed cocktails. Which is why I was willing to try out the new Sauza Sparkling Margaritas, cautiously optimistic that my faith in beverage bottlers will someday be restored.
I’m happy to say my cautious optimism was rewarded and these margaritas were surprisingly margarita-like! It helps that instead of the usual malt or wine base it starts with silver Sauza tequila which gives the drinks that warm and slightly savory flavor that a good on-the-rocks margarita has. The Original was just right and the Wild Berry version avoided that syrupy sweet characteristic that so man berry-drinks have, same goes for the Mango Peach version. All three versions have light carbonation and that subtle savory tang of salt, too. It’s pretty much summer in a bottle.
Take chips and salsa to the next level and serve your Sauza Sparkling Margarita with some simple and quick Pineapple Salsa and maybe some Manchego cheese topped with a slice of guava paste.
And did you know that tomorrow, July 24, is National Tequila Day? Timing is everything, my friends!