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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Tina’s vs. Spoon

Taking another round at competing daiquiris


  • CP photos by Celine Roberts

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 a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com. (Yes, this is the third daiquiri battle. I really like daiquiris.) 

Location Details Tina's
4114 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Drink: Daiquiri

Ingredients: Rum, simple syrup, lime, lime wheel 

Our take: Perfectly balanced and bursting with the brightness and acidity of the lime, this drink will pull you out of the February winter doldrums without having to buy a plane ticket to the beach. Seven dollars is a small price to pay for happiness. 

Location Details Spoon
134 S. Highland Ave.
East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA
Mon.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 5-9 p.m.

Drink: Daiquiri

Ingredients: Appleton rum, sparkling wine, simple syrup, angostura bitters, mint

Our take: This bartender spin-off of a daiquiri plays on the sweetness of the classic and replaces the piquant citrus with herbal notes of angostura and mint. Sparkling wine lightens the texture.

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