Drink This Now: the Spicy Matador at Drunken Worm
With The Pitch‘s Margarita Wars fast approaching, it seemed appropriate to spend some time enjoying some of the margaritas from the participating bars — you know, really get to know the competition. Drunken Worm on 39th Street seemed like a fine starting point.
The bar’s specialty cocktails list is essentially just a giant menu of margarita spin-offs. I chose the Spicy Matador, featuring poblano pepper-infused Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila, Mai Tai mix and agave syrup. The menu said the drink was served in a margarita glass, but I received a massive pint glass filled with a florescent yellow liquid. No problem.
And no kidding about that poblano infusion. My first sip was all spice — but not in a bad way. In fact, I was grateful for the infusion, as it offered some relief from the thick sweetness of the Mai Tai mix. The two flavors together made for an interesting push-and-pull profile — one that begged some chips and salsa.
The Pitch‘s Margarita Wars takes place on Friday, August 7, at the Waldo Pavilion. Get your tickets here.
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