This article originally ran in 2020. Happy National Margarita Day!
Milwaukee has no shortage of margarita options, but we got a little nostalgic today for National Margarita Day. Which margs do you miss?
1. Cempazuchi's "Tequila Mockingbird"
Made to order, this marg was unique and refreshing. It included El Tesoro silver tequila, cucumber water, triple sec and a rim dusted with jicama salt. We're certain Harper Lee would've approved.
2. La Perla's "Coronarita"
This combination of a Coronita (small Corona bottle) upside-down in a margarita of the drinker's choice was perfect for those desiring a less-sweet margarita. It was the fruity sibling of the michelada.
3. La Fuente in Walker's Point house margarita
Sure, you can still get this margarita at the La Fuente on the West Side, but we miss La Fuente's margarita while sitting on the 5th Street patio. It's just not the same anywhere else.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.