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5 Cocktails to Sip at Rosa Mexicano

Posted June 17, 2013 by Mary Kong-DeVito in Pretty Marinated


pscale Mexican eatery, Rosa Mexicano recently debuted “The Art of Mexican Mixology,” as part of their ongoing Flavors of Mexico series, now through June 30.  These special, limited-time cocktails are not only a playful twist on Mexican classics, they kick your ass as if Oscar De La Hoya was tending bar.

You can get a bowl of tableside punch to go with Rosa Mexicano’s famous tableside guacamole (we detect a pattern here), or try a frosty bourbon horchata that will put hair on your chest (wax appointment, please!).  Here’s our picks for 5 Mexican favorites beber (that’s Spanish for “let’s get this cocktail party started”):

  • The fizzy Mexican Mule is a play on the Moscow Mule, with tequila, mezcal, ginger beer and lime.
  • The lively papaya-pineapple punch packs a lot of personality, with rum, Cointreau, cava, papaya, pineapple, star fruit and lime, with a floater of coconut ice.
  • The creamy, potent root beer float is definitely not for niños, with añejo tequila, vanilla ice cream and root beer.
  • The raspberry lemonade tastes like a Sweet Tart, and goes to a good cause–Alex’s Lemonade Stand, with tequila, raspberries and lemon.
  • Perhaps our favorite yet, is the creamy and cinnamon-laced frozen bourbon horchata with Buffalo Trace bourbon and house-made horchata, served with a shot of bourbon on the side, to shoot or add as a floater.  Either way, it’s a holy hell of a buzz mixed with brain freeze.  See the full “Art of Mexican Mixology” menu here.

Rosa Mexicano Penn Quarter
575 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.