Overall the vibe was really fun. It's always a good time when you get a lot of people together to drink. In addition to the margaritas, there were 15 women-fronted bands playing on two stages that day. I was REALLY impressed with the talent that I heard. I had no idea there were that many kick-ass lady-bands in town. They did an excellent job on the entertainment selection.
There were a lot of food trucks and all had some form of Mexican food. I had a hard time making a decision but after walking back and forth for 20 minutes I went with tacos from the Confeastador food truck. The shrimp taco was my favorite! The shrimp were really tender and not a tad bit over cooked. The carnitas were solid and had a nice tomatillo salsa.
Then it was time for the margarita judging. I can't remember how many I sampled, but it was a good amount. Drinks were judged on presentation, creativity and taste. Some were downright nasty and reminded me of getting drunk my first week of college. Others tasted exactly like watermelon, lemonade, or mango.
My favorite and the one that got maximum points on all scales was this little rosemary, cucumber and jalapeño number. It was the least sweet and the most refreshing of all the drinks I sampled. You could really taste the cucumber and rosemary but the spice was not overwhelming at all. This was a very well balanced drink. I believe that this margarita came from M. Restaurant. Though I'm not 100% sure and I never found out who won.
** Special thanks to Lauren and the rest of the Hootenanny Events crew. Thank you for letting me be part of this!**