Monday, January 24, 2011

Bitter Tequila: the Milano Rita at Victory

In Imbibe's article on agave spirits, the bartenders whom Paul interviewed kept talking about mixing them with bitter ingredients. In my field research, I found a great, straightforward example of this at Victory in their Milano Rita, which pairs tequila with lime, grapefruit and Campari. The Campari and grapefruit blend into one beautiful bitter-citrus flavor, which offsets the tequila perfectly. The bright red drink is also served in a big goofy hurricane glass with multiple fruit garnishes, which is a nice foil to the bar's dark masculinity and makes me want to get sassy and snap my fingers in a Z formation.

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