As the heat rises with the early spring and the party moves outside, the palate begins to crave a refreshing drink. But should you go for the explosion of sweet and tangy followed by minty freshness of the traditional Cuban mojito or should you stick with the delicious sourness of the lime and tequila concoction of the Mexican margarita? Fortunately, there are plenty of places in Dallas where you can decide which one is your favorite refreshing drink.
Downtown, North Dallas
This authentic Mexican cuisine spot offers both, but they also offer less traditional and equally tasty versions of the margarita like the Serrano Berry. This wonderfully surprising drink combines mulled strawberries and serrano peppers with the usual tequila and lime juice for a little sweet kick. If you really want to break from the norm, try the Avocado margarita made with muddled avocado, freshly squeezed pineapple and lime juice.
North Dallas, Uptown
La Duni also offers you an opportunity to sample mojitos and margaritas so you can decide which is nearest and dearest to your heart. You can sip a traditional mojito in the shaded patio of the NorthPark Center location after a day of shopping or a date at the movies and relax. If rum is not your thing, then try the equally delicious margarita.
Bishop Arts, Uptown, Dallas
The Bishop Arts location is set in a beautifully restored fire house, and the patio offers the perfect stopping point after an afternoon of shopping along Davis Street. Their famous frozen swirl is a can't miss!
If you happen to be in the Lakewood area, you must make a trip to Mariano's, which launched the first frozen margarita machine in 1971 in it's original location in Old Town Village. The Tex-Mex favorite is just a short drive away from the Dallas Arboretum and a walk through the gardens is the perfect way to spend a gorgeous spring afternoon.
Header photo credit: Gloria's Latin Cuisine