New DivaGals contributor Tsadiqwah “Connie” Scarville checks out a happening hotspot that travels to you!
If you’re ready to get out and start enjoying the beautiful weather after being cooped up all winter, Airstream Speakeasy, a custom mobile bar, is bringing you a “Don Julio Summer” with Don Julio Tequila, the world’s first luxury tequila! This summer-long, cross-country tour came to Brooklyn last week to kick off Cinco De Mayo festivities at the historical Jane’s Carousel under the Brooklyn Bridge!
So… how exactly do you put a bar on wheels and still have enough booze for everyone? Well, the great founders over at Road Soda have perfected the “craft-on-draft” cocktails through a uniquely designed, technically advanced vintage 1967 Airstream international trailer. The mirrored windows showcased electronic menus of traditional tequila cocktail recipes fused with custom-created flavors from Airstream’s award-winning mixologists.
Music by DJ Politik and authentic Mexican Cuisine by New York’s renowned Los Tacos No. 1 made it all the perfect night as I sipped on my “Cinco Chelada” and indulged on the freshly made to order “Carne Asada” (grilled steak tortilla tacos) and “Napal tostados” (grilled cactus tortilla tacos).
If you weren’t riding a pony or a chariot on the beautifully restored 1922 Jane’s Carousel, then you were probably like me, taking Instagram selfies with Don Julio’s instant photo booth and enjoying the breathtaking views of new York’s East River.
Before the end of the night, I nabbed a few cool Don Julio tequila mixes to try out myself, Try the the sweet, citrus “Reposado Paloma” recipe below at your next blowout!
1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Reposado
2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda
Salt Rim (optional)
Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado and grapefruit juice in an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda and garnish with a lime slice. Salt rim optional.
photos by Connie