Meet the Menu … Bandolero

Menu development is part art, part science. And, as I continue to collect menus from the cocktail bars I visit, I’m always on this roller coaster — somewhere between impressed, surprised, and shocked by what I see (or don’t see) on the menu. Here’s the margarita/cocktail menu and tequila list […]

Cucurrucucu’ – $16

Hailing from BarMini (Washington, DC), the Cucurrucucu’ is an unbelievably delicious combination of reposado tequila, mezcal, lemon, cinnamon syrup, grapefruit bitters — garnished with a cinnamon stick. This is a treat that you can order by the glass or by the punch bowl. As one of my favorite cocktail bars of all-time, […]

Casa-En-Fuego – $12

Some like it hot! The Casa-En-Fuego margarita at Bandolero is a delicious blend of habanero infused tequila, Patrón Citrónge, strawberry and lime. Even though it’s pink, it’s not to girlie for a guy to drink. Cheers!

Travel to Tequila

If tequila is your thing, you have to make time to visit Guadalajara (specifically Tequila), Mexico. Full transparency, I was pretty nervous about my most recent trip to Mexico. Between the State Department alerts and news reports of drug activity, robberies, and kidnappings; I was a little unsettled. Looking back, […]

La Flaquita – $11

Hailing from Bandolero, a modern Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Georgetown; La Flaquita is a specialty margarita made with Espolón Reposado tequila, Fidencio mezcal, Patron Citrónge, lime, and tamarindo. While Bandolero still has work to do on the cocktail menu (there were at least eight mentions of Espolón […]

Thai Down – $12

While a little disappointed that The Chandelier cocktail menu has not changed in nearly a year, Thai Down is still a delicious cocktail and was my top cocktail for 2013. Thai Down: Milagro Blanco Tequila, Domaine de Canton, Strawberry Puree, Thai Chilli Syrup, and Thai Basil Leaves. Cheers!

What is … Mezcal?

Tequila, and its fellow countryman, mezcal, are both made by distilling the fermented juice of agave plants. However, by Mexican law, tequila is only made with a single type of agave, ‘blue agave’, and can only be produced in specifically designated geographies (primarily the Mexican state of Jalisco). On the […]