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[*] posted on 7-5-2020 at 11:35 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
The bartender is very generous with the tequila in his margaritas... I dare you to say to the bartender "mucho tequila por favor". I made that mistake once..... The following day was messed up as far as off-road riding ability was concerned


Not all 'tequilas' are created equal. One of the earliest lessons I learned in Baja was to 'call' your tequila. The Rosarito Beach Hotel circa 1976 had live band and $5.00 cover got you two drink coupons. "Margarita's" served up in a champagne glass. I was the designated driver so I would only drink one. I am a big guy so I would get a good buzz but always chased with agua con gas. Anyone of my friends, girlfriends and seemingly anyone else who drank the second one would be wasted. It got to the point that when I would take friends I would take their money and tell them they got ONE drink ticket and after that they had to buy their own beers. I watched the bartender and noticed that the 'tequila' being used was of the rotgut cane liquor no name variety typically in a plastic bottle. I took to calling it embalming fluid. I also observed the same phenomenon at other bars all over Baja, including Cielito Lindo. If you don't call you don't know what you are going to get and chances are it's lesser quality 'mixto'. Things are a bit different in this century but I still see call because I still see some weird looking bottles behind the bar at same places. Having said all that if you have 3-4-5 margarita's with quality tequila you may still have a date with the porcelain throne.
Moderation in all things. :saint:


Thanks for your cautions and take on having a good time.
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar and if I was being served cane liqour or mixto, I'd know it. We'd always ask for top shelf tequila and start off with a shooter, then a marg or 5 with the same tequila. No bottle lime juice.... fresh squeezed limes. Should'a stopped after 3....
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 07:25 AM


If you want an overly-strong margarita, you will want to include those made at El Palomar Bar in Santo Tomás and Mike's Sky Rancho!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 08:22 AM


What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 09:36 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by TedZark  
What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?


Last year when we drove through the El Palomar is the town
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 09:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TedZark  
What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?


Yes, in the restaurant is where you find the bar. Km. 50, same building as the curio store.

When a margarita is almost pure tequila, it shouldn't be called a margarita... just a giant shot with lime and salt! Roy, The Squarecircle, raved about it and it is he who took Elizabeth and me there in 2007.




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:12 AM


IMHO, the El Palomar bar margs are not made with good quality alcohol.
The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:53 AM


La Fonda in La Mision deserves credit for some good margs (Matteo can confirm). Only problem is that you have to get back out on the highway afterwards. I have some friends who'd stop there on their way to my place, and they'd walk in my door yelling "comin' in hot!" :o

[Edited on 7-6-2020 by DanO]




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 11:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
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The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!


Costa del Sol uses a commercial lime mix for their margs ( or did over 20 years of staying there) .... :o
Never saw a real lime used except for garnish.

One 6-week Baja ride required a local marg happy hour tour of each town.... THE winner was in Mulege at the small restaurant/hotel down the street from La Hacienda ... the La Casitas.

Simple but proven:

- Juice of 3 small limes
- Shot of tequila with equal shot of Controy (size of shot is your
discretion...real Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you prefer)
- shot of sugar water (bar recipe .... or a bit of Squirt/Fresca....but
not too much....some folks use more Controy for sweetness)
- amount of ice shouldn't be too much....

Tested and approved by TMW and SquareCircle in Bahia Asuncion with no complaints (that I heard).:coolup:




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 12:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar...
So did you eventually pay up, or they finally kick you out of the bar? :cool:



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 04:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar...
So did you eventually pay up, or they finally kick you out of the bar? :cool:


Running a bar isn't as easy as it looks... we paid our dues, trust me on that!!
We knew it was time to get out of the business when we sold :lol:
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 05:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar...
So did you eventually pay up, or they finally kick you out of the bar? :cool:


Running a bar isn't as easy as it looks... we paid our dues, trust me on that!!
We knew it was time to get out of the business when we sold :lol:


Watched plenty of John Taffer doing Bar Rescues to see that!




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 05:22 PM


Some times just the lack of an "n" can make the difference between owing the bar, and owning the bar!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 07:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
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The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!


Costa del Sol uses a commercial lime mix for their margs ( or did over 20 years of staying there) .... :o
Never saw a real lime used except for garnish.

One 6-week Baja ride required a local marg happy hour tour of each town.... THE winner was in Mulege at the small restaurant/hotel down the street from La Hacienda ... the La Casitas.:coolup:


Ged,
Way back in the day, 1970's and 80's, Las Casitas was owned by a great lady named Cuca Woodworth. A native Mulegena whose family, the Gorosaves, were the long time owners of the place. The house drink back then was the Mangorita, a wonderful and refreshing and quite potent concoction that I sometimes enjoyed to excess. Fortunately my house, which I rented from Cuca's brother Alan Gorosave, was only about 50 yards away on the street behind the Las Casitas. Good times. At The Hacienda Alfonso Cuesta made a VERY good Margarita.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DanO  
La Fonda in La Mision deserves credit for some good margs (Matteo can confirm). Only problem is that you have to get back out on the highway afterwards. I have some friends who'd stop there on their way to my place, and they'd walk in my door yelling "comin' in hot!" :o

[Edited on 7-6-2020 by DanO]


If I had a nickle for every La Fonda margarita I have enjoyed...........the food was sometimes hit or miss over the decades but the bartenders were always spectacular. :saint:

My very first margarita was at Medio Camino when I was 16. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was hooked from the start.




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 11:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Some times just the lack of an "n" can make the difference between owing the bar, and owning the bar!


Oops..... sorry for the misspell.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 11:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  

Ged,
Way back in the day, 1970's and 80's, Las Casitas was owned by a great lady named Cuca Woodworth. A native Mulegena whose family, the Gorosaves, were the long time owners of the place. The house drink back then was the Mangorita, a wonderful and refreshing and quite potent concoction that I sometimes enjoyed to excess. Fortunately my house, which I rented from Cuca's brother Alan Gorosave, was only about 50 yards away on the street behind the Las Casitas. Good times. At The Hacienda Alfonso Cuesta made a VERY good Margarita.


Kurt,
My first time in Mulege was 1999.....Hacienda had a pig roast event for cave painting aficionados and scholars...

I love Mulege....favourite Baja town :saint:

[Edited on 7-7-2020 by motoged]




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