Happy Hour of the Day: Rosa Mexicano
La Antigua, por favor
E. Katie Holm
It's Friday afternoon, and I hear the tequila calling. What say we all kick off early and hit up a happy hour? When Rosa Mexicano first opened, experiences were mixed ( ahem ), but there have been a few crucial changes. One is the executive chef position. The man who leads the kitchen can now not only pronounce the Mexican words on the menu but also fully understands the cuisine.
No? Que lastima! You must. A blend of chocolate-infused silver tequila, bitters, and a twist of orange zest, it is more like an old-fashioned than a chocolatini. This is not an overly sweet drink, just a subtle, smoky whisper of cocoa in a pool of smooth tequila pierced by a citrus zing. It's near the top of my list of best cocktails in downtown Minneapolis and worth the $11 price tag.
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