If you plan on spending Cinco de Mayo at Northwater, try the El Beso de Virginia. A tequila-based drink that’s not a margarita, this concoction is exclusive to May 5th. On the first sip, you might notice that this drink disguises itself as a margarita with a limey and tangy flavor. However, the chile-infused tequila kicks it up a notch as you continue sipping. The tartness of the lime and the heat of the chile are balanced with a splash of amaretto, which introduces some sweetness and smooths the drink out. All these ingredients work together to create a cocktail that’s a fiesta of flavors.
The bar at Northwater has a great classy ambiance. The bartop, large enough to accommodate several people, is made of beautiful blue glass with texture to resemble ocean waves. Kick back with an El Beso de Virginia, some fish tacos, and imagine taking a siesta by the sea.
El Beso de Virginia
Ingredients: Chile-infused tequila, lime, agave, amaretto, $10
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham
360.398.6191 | northh2o.com
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