In honor of National Margarita Day I'm finally posting our last margarita of the famous Margarita Trail of Santa Fe, New Mexico. That's my margarita drinking partner, and sweet life partner too, holding up her completed Margarita Trail Book! It was a most difficult challenge to complete the 31 restaurants and bars serving the various margaritas, but we did it!
Our last margarita stop was the famous Juliarita Margarita at the Spirited Restaurant and Bar in the La Posada de Santa Fe. We were suppose to have the Juliarita Margarita made from freshly squeezed apricots from apricot trees that were first planted on the grounds of La Posada back in the 1880's, but alas the crop of apricots this past year were very bad, and so no Juliaritas were being served. So my margarita partner opted for a blood orange margarita, while I enjoyed a prickly pear margarita. Very tasty and enjoyable, and the ambiance of the courtyard patio, and live music was an appropriate toast to our trail ending margarita.
BUT! You are probably wondering what was the best of all 31 margaritas we experience? In my opinion it was hands down, or better yet, pucker up with Betty's Smoking Jalapeno Margarita at the Terra Bar at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. Now I like spicy stuff, but this margarita had some wonderful heat that matched it's wonderful taste that made you savor every little sip with a smile on your face. This isn't your slapped together regular jalapeno margarita. No there's something special happening here. It's also the slow careful craftsmanship way the bartender took in making this fabulous margarita. I love the red chili salted rim too. In my margarita book all trails lead to this happy ending margarita. Enjoy the last 2 pictures while I salivate over memories of Betty.