L-R: Luis & Noor (Owners of Cítrico), Me, Kortnee, Erica, Jason
This Monday, July 24th, was and always is, a special day. For one, it is my birthday, and secondly, it is #NationalTequilaDay. Last year I brought in year 30 with a huge brunch courtesy of Patron, and for this year, I brought in 31 with some close friends, and the team at Cítrico.
Cítrico is a fresh Mexican restaurant & bar in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, opened in 2014. Owners (and married couple) Luis & Noor modeled the menu off of some of Luis’s family recipes, as well as the cuisine of the southern states of Mexico. As the topic of conversation was tequila, I spoke to Noor about margarita alternatives that Cítrico offers, as well as testing a few out with the help of my girls Kortnee and Erica.
Salsa Platter. Photo courtesy of Cítrico
To help soak up the drinks, we started with the salsa platter, which included house-made tortilla chips, pico de gallo, guajillo salsa, salsa de arbol, and tomatillo salsa. In addition, we snacked on chicharrines, not to be confused with pork chicharrones, which is made from a flour base and has a similar consistency to Funions.
Our feature cocktails were the following:
- Citrico Tropical: Tequila (or mezcal); pineapple and mango
Tlaxcalita Bella: Tequila, cranberry juice, lime and fresh mint
Guerrero: Espadin mezcal, tequila, hibiscus, lime, orange and agave
Dive into our live session, and see how we rated the cocktails and snacks in the video below!
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