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Playa del Carmen Tequila Expo - Worlds Biggest Margarita

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This year, the Riviera Maya Tequila Expo is being held on August 16-18, 2007 at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Calle 16 Bis in downtown Playa del Carmen (one north block south of Constituyentes, five short blocks from the Luna Blue Hotel & Garden !).  Admission is free, and there will be over 500 different tequila products available for tasting, along with a celebration of Mexican culture and traditions. This year’s event also will feature a special tribute to legendary Mexican singer/actor Pedro Infante. A new tequila bearing his name will be released on the 50th anniversary of his death.

The best news is that at this year’s Expo there will be an attempt to make the world’s largest margarita as determined by the Guinness Book of World Records. The goal is to make a margarita bigger than 250 liters (more than 66 gallons!).

Tequila is no longer just the liquor of choice for spring breakers. Good tequila stands with any of the great whiskeys and liquors of the world. You’ll find many tequilas that are complex in flavor–meant for sipping, not shooting. The Tequila Expo will be a great place to learn about this Mexican tradition.

Traditional brands such as Herradura, Patron and other top quality distilleries were represented, but the majority of displays were for small high quality distilleries whose tequila is only available in Mexico. And of course, it being Mexico, there were also mariachis, music, crafts and even a best bartender contest.


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