MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak features a local mixologist to get a new recipe you can use to impress your craft cocktail-enthusiast friends. This week, he tries a margarita from the Twin Cities’ preeminent tequila bar.
Diamonte Pepino Margarita
- 1 ½ oz Maestro Dobel Diamonte Tequila
- ¾ oz Cointreau
- 1 ½ oz Barrio Margarita Mix*
- 2 Slices Jalapeno Pepper
- 1 Slice Cucumber
* Barrio Margarita Mix is a mix of citrus and sweetener.
Briefly muddle vegetables in the bottom of a mixing glass (leaving jalapeno seeds in). Add liquid ingredients, and shake over ice. Pour everything (ice and all; called a ‘dirty pour’) into a lowball glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with an additional cucumber slice.
Barrio is a Latin-themed restaurant and bar, with the largest selection of Tequila in the Twin Cities, and a patio on the new Nicollet Mall. On October 4th and 10th, 2017 Barrio is one of several locations hosting “2 | 4 Tuesday” pop-up events on Nicollet Mall between 8th and 10th streets. Barrio’s signature margarita will cost only $4 between 4 and 6pm those evenings.