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June 4, 2009

I'll have the margarita. Super-sized, please.

the hubcap margarita at nacho mama'sMetromix has a mouth-watering roundup of six massive drinks from various bars and restaurants around town.

A couple years ago, I tried the bucket cocktail at Howl at the Moon, and remember it tasting like grain alcohol mixed with a pound of sugar. I think I coughed fire (cartoon-style) after a few sips.

I've always wanted to order one of the hubcap margaritas at Nacho Mama's (pictured) on a hot summer day and plop my face in it.

That thought raises the question: Do people ever bob for apples in giant vats of jungle juice? I would. But I'd probably regret when my face melted ...

I like how the Metromix piece breaks the cost down per ounce. At first, I was surprised to see that Ra Sushi's tsunami punch was the cheapest mixed drink by the ounce. But I doubt it has the same amount of liquor as some of the others.

Big drinks like these were made for sharing, of course. But being a shameless, wasteful, overindulgent American (and an example of my spoiled generation, I'm told), I am tempted to order one just for myself and sip on it all night. Probably a bad move, though. Hiccup.

(Photo courtesy of Baltimore Metromix)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:26 AM | | Comments (15)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Nacho's Mama's is fantastic. Don't drink too many though.

The trick is finding someone who will supersize it for 39cents more.

My friends and I like to go for hubcap margaritas on Wednesdays and call it Hubcap Humpday. It almost rhymes, haha...

I was in Fort Lauderdale and had a margarita in a fish bowl in the neighborhood of 80oz. (That's good). It almost killed me (That's bad). It came with a toy alligator (That's good). I lost a flipflop (That's bad).

What's more American than oversized alcoholic beverages? I'll admit I did a couple of the drinks on the list all by my lonesome. As part of the journalistic experience, you understand.

Make your own Midnight Sun Blog Post:

"I thought about doing [blank], a rather inexpensive and easy thing to accomplish, but decided against it. I could not accept it for free because that goes against my journalistic integrity. [Non sequitur about jungle juice]. What do you guys think?"

Had my first ever hubcap last night at Nacho Mama's...those are meant for two people, right? cause we pretty much dominated that thing

Years ago, when I first started a new job, one of my new co-workers recognized me from somewhere when we were introduced. I mentioned some of the places I hang out, and then it came to her. "I saw you on the Food Network the other night," she said.

Turns out, the Food Network had done a special on Nacho Mamma's and their hubcap margaritas. I was so bombed i barely remembered the camera and lights there, but then after she mentioned it, it all slowly came back to me.

The first hubcap is usually a fairly normal pour, but i you go for seconds (or thirds) they defintely go heavy on the sauce.

hub cap margaritas are a guaranteed good time. i think they put a quarter a handle of tequila in those things. watch out though, more than 3 in one sitting and you won't be doing more than sitting.

Get a few shots of GM for hubcap way ticket to happy

JTK: At least it didn't contain Sodium Benzoate. (That's bad.)

Also, glad I'm not the only one who can return home after a night of drinking with only one flip flop. No clue how that happens.

Calling all cars! Maybe we shouldn't change this law.

110 oz. margaritas at Mex in Powerplant Live.

FHT: You get a free frogurt for picking up that reference!

I think I may have lost a flippyfloppy once to an unfortunate shoe-throwing incident. Another time, an untimely blow out. Each time, at the time, it seemed like a better idea to push on with a single flop...Ah, tequila.

My friends will never let me live down my experience with having only 1 flip flop on at the end of the night. In a drunken stupor, I managed to lose a flop at a bachelor party in Philly. The sad part is that I didn't even realize it until I was denied access to a "gentleman's club". When I asked the doorman why he wouldn't let me in he proceeded to tell me, "Because you only have one shoe on, sir." After hysterically laughing at me for a few minutes all my friends proceeded to enter the club and I was left outside, searching for my flop with Ulysses the bus driver. I never did find that flop.

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