La Fruta Margarita
The Hartford Courant – June 7, 2007
Where: Agave Grill, 100 Allyn Street, Hartford.
Ingredients: Agave’s House blanco tequila, fresh sour mix,
The really great thing about
this fruity, zesty, strong margarita concoction– and, believe
me, there were a lot of great things about it – is the fact
that it didn’t quite taste like any I’d ever enjoyed
before. I couldn’t quite place its unique flavor, so I took
another sip, and then another. My confusion wasn’t for lack
I finally had to ask the bartender to share the margarita’s
secret. The fruity taste, he explained to me, was thanks to a fresh
mango puree, a “blanco,” or white, tequila that was actually
Agave’s own “House” variety, and made-on-the-premises
sour mix, crafted from only freshly-squeezed juices. Made that very
day even, he assured me.
He then told me that “La Fruta” was
also available in strawberry or raspberry.
all exquisite,” he told me. “Wanna try one?”
I certainly did – I just didn’t want to rush the one
that I was already working on.
No, a drink made with that much tender
loving care needed to be properly savored.
- DAVE MORAN
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