El Paso and Southern New Mexico area residents have the chance to get out of the cold and “warm up” their taste buds thanks to the return of the Tequila & Margarita at The Park.
“People attending this event will have the chance to taste over 50 different tequilas, including many top-shelf premium brands,” says Ethan Linder, director of marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “For those that have always wanted to sample some of the pricier tequilas out there, this is your best chance.”
Tequila & Margarita at The Park takes place this Saturday, January 19 from 5 to 10 p.m., inside the Turf Club & Franklin’s Lounge at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. This celebration of tequila and margaritas represents the largest such sampling and tasting event anywhere in the region.
Tequila & Margarita at The Park has grown so successful over the last few years that organizers have increased the floor space to accommodate the expanding influx of visitors. Linder says, “The El Paso area has really gotten behind this event that celebrates Mexican culture with the best tequilas and margaritas available anywhere in the world.”
In addition to the enormous selection of tequilas and frozen margaritas available, attendees will be able to enjoy live music performed by some of El Paso’s favorite local bands, including:
- Mariachi Los Toritos – Traditional Mariachi Music
- Jet Set – Classic Rock, ’80s, ’90s, Rock en Español, Top 40
- Fixed Idea – Ska, Rockabilly, Punk
- Outcast – Top 40 Classic Rock, Rock en Español, Spanish Pop, ’80s, ’90s
- Bad Apple – Classic Rock, ’70s, ’80s, Cumbia, Rock en Español, Top 40
Unlike other tasting events in the area, admission is free for adults age 21 and older. Parking is also free, however, guests are also encouraged to please drink responsibly and to use taxi cabs or ride sharing services, or to have a designated driver.
Beverage sampling cost $20 for 10 tickets, which also includes a souvenir shot glass with every 10 tickets purchased. Sample tickets will be sold at the door. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is located off Interstate 10 near El Paso, at 1200 Futurity Drive, in Sunland Park, New Mexico.