Tomorrow we get our first official look at Frozen Ever After, the newly minted attraction in Norway. Its predecessor, Maelstrom, is gone but not forgotten. Already, we have seen a nod to the original Norway attraction in the Royal Sommerhus, with others expect to be present throughout the new Frozen Even After experience. However, even Norway’s neighbor have taken it upon themselves to remember the Vikings and trolls, the mystery and beauty, that Maelstrom brought us for year.
Deep inside the pyramid of Mexico, tucked away in a favorite watering hole, La Cava del Tequila, is a specialty margarita named especially for Maelstrom. The Maelstrom margarita features tequila blanco, mango puree, orange liqueur, agave nectar, habanero peppers, served with blueberries, basil, and a Tajin chili powder rim. If that sounds like a completely odd pairing, I’m inclined to agree with you. And yet, I couldn’t allow myself to order anything else on a recent visit.
It certainly is beautiful to look at, but the ingredient list is definitely a mystery. While there doesn’t seem to be anything distinctly Norwegian about this concoction, Norway is known for both blueberries and basil, the rest has been brought together purely by the incredible minds for tequila the staff at La Cava del Tequila have. None of this should work, none of this. It’s tropical, spicy, sweet, berry, heat, and tart all at the same time. Your mouth should be confused, instead it is refreshed! With all of the spicy flavors running around here, you would think that would be overwhelming, but it’s quite the opposite. If anything, it could be considered too sweet. For my tastes, it was great mixture that hit all of the right notes.
There are some very traditional margaritas, in addition to time-tested combinations, that are perfect to order at La Cava del Tequila. However, there are also a handful of unique beverages that will surprise if you give them half a chance. The Maelstrom margarita is certainly on that list. If you happen to be stopping by in the next week, be sure to order one and raise a glass to Maelstrom!