Beverages don't always have to arrive in pint glasses or cups.
Sometimes something rummy'll make a dramatic showing in a volcano-shaped vessel, one that boasts a real flame in the middle. And sometimes you can fill a small plastic swimming pool with Slurpee, if the day is right.
In short? The tumbler needn't be traditional. And tradition is definitely taking the day off on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Salazar, the recently debuted, oh-so-buzzy restaurant in Frogtown.
What to do, where to go and what to see
Agua fresca is the refreshing theme of the evening, and fish bowls are what will hold all of that fruit-fun, sugar-yummy, flowery deliciousness. But note: While agua frescas, a beloved libation throughout Mexico and points dotting the Southwest, doesn't typically contain alcohol, the Salazar version may be accurately described as spirited.
Where does the kick in the Savila y Coco sip come from? BULLDOG Gin and La Niña del Mezcal, and there's a gummy shark, too, to lend the fish bowl theme a bit more aquatic oomph.
The restaurant's beverage director, Aaron Melendrez, is the man overseeing this offbeat approach to both the classic summertime favorite and its photo-ready glass, while bartenders Alex Strauss and Kylie Van Dillen are performing the creative mix-it-up honors.
Best line up your ride, and then plan a later-in-the-evening visit to the river-close eatery: The agua fresco festivity kicks off at 9 o'clock on Aug. 9 (a cinch to remember).
Already pondering what you'll nosh upon? Think fish tacos, a raw bar, and other complementary cuisine-cool tidbits from Chef Esdras Ochoa.
Raise your fish bowl for a toast to nontraditional drinkware, and the "spritely" sips that often fill all of those funky glasses.