My younger daughter selected to go to college in Springfield, MO. While on a trip there to tour the campus (which was delayed due to COVID restrictions), we had some dinner before heading back home. We stopped at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant where, quite obviously, I had to sample some Margaritas!
First was the Margarita they called “The Traditional”. The listed ingredients were 100% Blue Agave Cazadores Reposado Tequila, a layer of Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, topped with fresh squeezed lime juice. This certainly sounded like a good set of ingredients for solid Margarita. This particular Margarita had strong tequila flavor with good citrus flavor. However, it was a little harsh on the palette. Perhaps the bartender was a little heave handed on the tequila? Because it just wasn’t balanced well, I give it a 6.5.
Next up was their Agave Nectar Traditional, which they called their version of a “skinny” Margarita. The ingredients on the menu were Cazadores Reposado Tequila, 100% agave nectar, with one freshly squeezed lime. Even better ingredients than the first Margarita! I wasn’t wrong. The flavor was well-balanced and very similar to how I make a Margarita. So good that I gave it an 8.5.
If you find yourself in Springfield, MO, make it a point to find Maria’s Mexican Restaurant in the downtown area and get a Margarita. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.