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The Chupacabra, Talara( Jazmine Johnson / Baltimore Sun / October 22, 2013 )
Francisco Cutter, a bartender at Talara, wanted to embody the Latin flavors for which his restaurant is known, while still making a drink that would fit the Halloween theme. Enter the Chupacabra, a drink aptly named for the legendary reptilian creature that haunts Mexico and Puerto Rico. According to the myth, the chupacabra wanders the Americas searching for living things it can sink its large teeth into.
Similar to the tale, Cutter's Chupacabra has a real citrus bite. The rum keeps it squarely in Talara's Latin flavor profile, while the cinnamon and Disaronno give the drink a slight apple pie taste. Cutter said, "It tastes like apples, but there are no apples in it, so it's kind of like a costume."
How to make the Chupacabra
1/4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1 oz. Pyrat XO rum
1 oz. Disaronno
1 tsp. powdered cinnamon
Pour ingredients over ice, and shake. Serve in a rocks glass with a sugared rim.
Where to get the Chupacabra
615 President St.