The unofficial drink of summer has to be the margarita. But the classic vehicle for tequila has come a long way since the syrupy days of sweet-and-sour mix and Cuervo.
Sabores in The Boxyard, 502 E. Third St., has an extensive variety of tequilas — from the crisp, clean tequila blancos, to the smoky repasado and anejo, to the earthy and funky mezcals. These are, of course, available by the shot, or in one of their margaritas.
Their classic Cadillac margarita ($12) is a fan favorite with a classic preparation, but the Saborita ($6) is a fruitier option, with add-ons like passion fruit and watermelon available for $1 each. All juices are fresh-squeezed daily; no bottled or powdered mixes are used behind this bar.
Enjoy your summery cocktail inside the cozy cantina, or step onto the patio and sip to the rhythm of downtown Tulsa.
Sabores is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and, in addition to cocktails, serves up some flavorful Tex-Mex fare.