Not that you need a reason to enjoy a margarita, but this Saturday, February 22, is recognized as National Margarita Day.
According to legend, a socialite named Margarita Sames created the first margarita in 1948 at her hacienda in Acapulco, Mexico. She mixed together tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice, which today remains the basic recipe for a margarita.
At Bahama Breeze, October will be renamed Rumtoberfest, as the restaurant celebrates with a six-week long event dedicated to the Caribbean spirit and tastes of rum.
From now through November 2, enjoy new food and drink options created for the event.
To celebrate one of the world’s favorite rum cocktails, Bahama Breeze has introduced five new fresh fruit mojitos. Each hand-crafted drink features fresh-pressed sugar cane juice, crushed mint and fresh fruit. Variations range from sweet to spicy, including a Strawberry Mojito crafted from Bacardi DragonFruit rum and fresh strawberries and the Mango Jalapeño Mojito made with Cruzan Mango rum, mango puree and fresh jalapeño peppers.
Island-themed Bahama Breeze restaurants are celebrating rum every day in October with Rumtoberfest.
The month-long event includes a new specialty cocktail, flights of sipping rums, and a sweepstakes for 5 trips to the Bahamas.
The new cocktail is the “Curly Tail,” named for the lizards commonly found in the islands. It is crafted with with Bacardi Oakheart and Malibu rums, and served with a rum-infused pineapple and “lizard” garnish.
The featured rums in the tasting flight are Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole, Zaya Gran Reserva 12 Year, and Atlantico “Private Cask” Rum. The flight is presented in tasting glasses on a custom board.
To have a chance to win one of the trips to the Bahamas, simply enter at the Bahama Breeze Facebook page.
There are five Orlando area locations, and you can find your closest one at bahambreeze.com.