Daring drinks, Baltimore-style [Pictures]
b's weekly cocktail feature offers recipes and the stories behind the drinks. Mix things up next time you go out with these innovative cocktails.
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Diablo Margarita, Geckos( Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun / February 29, 2012 )
How to make the Diablo Margarita
Six-second (!) pour of Sauza tequila
Three-second pour of triple sec
Tabasco to taste
Margarita sour mix (their house recipe is a secret)
Combine Sauza tequila and triple Sec on ice, fill to top with sour mix and add Tabasco to taste. Stir to mix.
"It's all about our house-made sour mix," said Canton's Geckos' co-owner Nick Marrero, "It really makes our margaritas some of the best in town." The sour mix is the star, and has a perfect balance of sweet and tart. It's not overpoweringly sweet, and yet still makes your mouth pucker just a little. The Tabasco coming in at the back end totally masks the tequila flavor while making the entire drink pop.
Read more about the cocktail here.