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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Tres Rios vs. täkō

When Doves Cry Boozy Tears

click to enlarge CP PHOTOS BY CELINE ROBERTS
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.

Tres Rios

1719 E. Carson St., South Side

Drink: Picante Paloma

Ingredients: Blanco tequila, Guajillo chile, lime, grapefruit soda

Our take: Lime is the first flavor to make its presence known, followed by the mellow sweetness of the tequila and finished with a low burn at the back of the palate. Refreshing and pleasant, this drink takes you straight into the spring sunshine. 

Vs.

täkō

214 Sixth St., Downtown

Drink: Vanilla Paloma

Ingredients: Sauza Hornitos blanco tequila, pink peppercorn, vanilla, grapefruit, lime

Our take: This cocktail is smooth as silk, with notes of vanilla that float over the citrus backbone. The tequila makes a slow entrance, just enough to know what you’re drinking is indeed alcoholic. A peppery, floral nose and just a touch of spice add depth. 


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