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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Blue Moon vs. Tequila Cowboy

Long Island Iced Tea

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Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be part of Booze Battles, email food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Drink: Strong Island Iced Tea

Ingredients: Gin, blanco tequila, triple sec, white rum, vodka, sours, Coca-Cola

Our take: Blue Moon is known for its very strong Long Islands. The bartender told me that a good Long Island needs at least 15 vigorous shakes and should be frothy. My drink was slightly sweet and salty, with all the booze you could want. Like sweet tea with a huge kick.

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Tequila Cowboy

380 North Shore Drive, North Side

Drink: Blueberry Long Island 

Ingredients: Gin, blanco tequila, triple sec, white rum, vodka, sours, blueberry mix

Our take: If you love blueberry candy, then this is the drink for you. Sweet and tart, with almost no flavor from the many alcoholic components, it tastes a lot like a blueberry soda.


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