boozings – Hemingway At Distrito

Welcome back to another installment of boozings, where we try all of Philly’s Top 15 Drinks! Next up we go to Distrito, for their take on the Hemingway. This version is made with Hornitos tequila that is infused with chile, grapefruit juice, topped with a maraschino, and served in a very wide-mouthed margarita type glass.

Whoa, when they say chile infused, they mean it. I mean, you can definitely taste the smoky spice, and your mouth kind of feels like campfire with every sip. It’s a good drink though, but spicy, so totally bizarre. But I can definitely say I liked this drink. But the spice was probably exacerbated by the fact that right before this drink, I had a giant vat of pho bo kho, which is also a very spicy dish. So having that spicy soup followed by this spicy drink was probably not the best idear. There’s also a lot to drink here, so you’ll have many many campfirey sips. And yeah, it’s strong too, which seems to be the common thread running through all these Top 15 drinks.

Extra props to Distrito for having the most photo-favorable bar counter, ever. With the built-in uplighting and the resined in scorpions, they made it extra easy to capture cool pics. Also, their glassware for standard cocktails is also quite photogenic.

Ok, 6 down, 9 more to go!

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