Perrito means little dog in Spanish. Inspired by the Salty Dog, Nate Wales of La Condesa took the basic gin and grapefruit drink and transformed it into a savory and lively concoction.
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Simmering Mexican Coca Cola, brandy, and red wine down into a syrup provides body to this spin on a Manhattan from La Condesa in Austin, Texas. Rye and Punt e Mes coax out the syrup's complexity.
Tepache is an ancient Mayan pineapple spirit and La Condesa's version is "slightly fermented and has the spark of kombucha," according to Nate Wales. It's delicious in this unusual margarita.
To subdue the potentially overpowering mezcal, Nate Wales devised a hibiscus agua fresca. The final result is a light, subtly smoky, and well balanced cocktail with a gingery zing.