Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Pinche Tacos

July 30th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

 

Tacos & Tequila Revisited

Pinche Tacos

The words taco, tequila, and whiskey wrapped around an image of a donkey has come to represent one of Denver’s most popular restaurants. Nominated in 2012 as one of the 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit’s, Pinche Tacos has nailed down the flavors of Mexican street food.

Pinche Tacos Best New Restaurant

To match their award-winning cuisine, Pinche has a selection of quality, small-batch tequila and whiskey that to be frank, might just knock your socks off.

At Pinche, tequila and whiskey are much more than hard liquor that you shoot down your throat, and cringe as the burn creeps its way down. Pinche’s lineup of tequila and whiskey will introduce you to the wide array of flavors present in these two hard liquors that you never saw coming. Flavors such as honey, smoke, floral, tropical, pepper, vanilla, pineapple, earthy, oak, butter, and spearmint are just some of the noted nuisances of flavor present within Pinche’s Tequila.

These flavors can stand on their own or serve as the foundation for a cocktail such as Pinche’s “House Casa Crib Coin Margarita” made with Exotico Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and house simple syrup, topped off with a thick rim of salt.

House Margarita at Pinche Tacos

House Margarita at Pinche Tacos

 

For a bit of a shock, you might try Pinche’s “Oaxaca Shocka,” an intense medley of Del Maguey “Vida” Mezal, house habanero & lime liquors, and house grapefruit bitters.

If hard liquor with unexpected flavors is not for you, ask your server for the microbrew of the month or wrap your hands around an ice cold can of the classic Tecate or Old Style. Pinche also takes care of its wine lovers, introducing them to such wines as the Kung Fu Girl Riesling from Washington or the High Note Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina that is guaranteed to take everything up a notch.

Unexpected wines matched with an unexpected palate of flavors from Pinche’s Tequila makes drinking at Pinche’s an adventure for the taste buds. Of course, if you are not looking for an adventure, Pinche always has on hand some of the classics in the form of a cold can of tin filled with a classic brew of comfort. Whether you choose comfort or adventure, Pinche has a drinking experience waiting for you that cannot be missed.

Pinche Tacos has two locations at 1514 York St. Denver 80206 & at their newer location in the Highlands at 3300 W. 32nd Ave.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

True or False – Pinche Tacos began as a food truck, eventually expanding into its signature brick and mortar establishment.

Tune in to this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “True or False: The Corner Office offers slow cooked duck gravy fries to those who dare.”…Answer: True, The Corner Office offers this heart-stopping gastronomic delight each day.

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