In a city where the margarita tends to monopolize the frozen alcoholic beverage market, one can easily forget there are other cocktails that are just as icy and intoxicating. In the past, I've explored multiple alternatives to the margarita , and this summer I'm homing in America's second most popular (usually) frozen drink: the daiquiri. Here are five to try in Houston:
Photo by Casey Bisson. Take a break from margaritas and have a daiquiri.
5. Screwdriver Daiquiri (BB's Cajun Cafe). Available to consume in-house or in a "to geaux" cup, the daiquiris at BB's are indeed wine-based, but surprisingly not shitty and boast a real citrus flavor. They're refreshing, actually, in that "I don't think I could possibly get a hangover from this drink" way. I suggest two for hydration and Vitamin C when you're consuming an entire platter of fries topped with queso and roast beef.
4. Strawberry Daiquiri (Chuy's). Not kidding. Grumble all you want about chain Tex-Mex food, but refrain from spurning Chuy's entirely until you try its frozen strawberry daiquiri. I have spotted chunks of real strawberries in these babies, which is probably why I care less they don't use top-shelf rum (unless you ask).More »