The Angry Calabrian at Italian Eatery
Italian Eatery (i.e. for short) is a culinary oasis in the otherwise sparse dining landscape of south Cedar Avenue. And it isn’t just the sophisticated Italian cuisine that has us coming back again and again. The short but sweet cocktail list is an enticement all its own. Our favorite? The Angry Calabrian. A duo of Mexican spirits — smooth reposado and smoky mezcal — provide a bold base. Chipotle gomme syrup smoothes out the bracing dose of liquor with a touch of sweetness while simultaneously bringing on that slow heat that gives this cocktail its signature edge. Floating in the glass are wispy threads of Calabrian chilis. It’s a visually appealing drink with a personality to boot.