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 email@example.com.
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.
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.