Sunday, January 17, 2016

McCoy's Pub House: Margarita

It's Sunday and I'm hungry. Here in Minnesota it's cold. And when I say cold I mean it's -6 with a feels like of -23. The kind of weather when most people would call the couch their best friend and Netflix their new lover. But I'm fresh out of tequila at home and that just doesn't sit well with me. We chose to meet up with some friends and brave the cold at McCoy's Pub House. An average, unassuming place that you feel comfortable meeting your friends. We came for lunch and naturally when they list a margarita on the menu infused with citrus and made with house mix I'm interested. 
I'm not interested anymore. As you can tell by the picture it came out looking like something from outer space the way it glowed. Based on its color I knew it would be too sweet and it was. Unfortunately the lime that came out with it was dried and brown. All around a major disappointment. I can understand if you don't have a margarita on the menu that I should expect it won't be that great, but when you make it part of your specialty cocktails menu it better be on point. 
I have never (until today) seen a tequila old fashioned on a menu anywhere. I had asked our server which she preferred and she told me the margarita. So for my second drink I ordered the Old Fashioned. Amazing. The old fashioned was made with Casamigos tequila which isn't my first choice but it turns out that it was amazing. Slightly sweet but still able to enjoy the taste of the tequila. I have to say, these may be my new go-to. Old fashioneds are made simply; tequila, agave, and orange bitters. 
If you get the chance to pop in to McCoy's have a Tequila Old Fashioned. Or make your own at home, you won't be disappointed. If you do stop into McCoy's don't order the margarita. Just don't do it. 
Happy Drinking!