Monday, March 19, 2018

A Great Evening Out at La Gringa Mexican Bar and Grill in Queens

On a whim, my friends and I decided to go this Mexican spot on Woodhaven Blvd. It was the day after St. Paddy’s Day. Funny enough, they had just received the liquor license in time for those festivities. Of course, I was tired of Irish Car Bombs. However, it was great when I saw they had a free margarita when you dined-in on either St. Patrick’s Day or that Sunday. It was perfect. I’ll have to try one of their mezcals another time, but I'm impressed it's not your typical run of the mill Mexican restaurants.

For lunch, I decided to go with the chicken burrito entree. The rice was very tasty and flavorful, the black beans were cooked just right (not too mushy but still kept true to form), and the chicken was nice, juicy, and not too salty. I love the cozy atmosphere of this place. It feels like the kind of place where you just want to kick back and enjoy some good food before you get your evening underway. It certainly made my day start off right with a very fulfilling meal.

If you're looking for a more authentic Mexican restaurant with good food, tequila, and mezcal in Queens, take a look at La Gringa Bar and Grill.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hennessy Black and Vanilla Syrup? What?!

Yes. You read that correctly. I was at a friend's spot on Friday. She had some Hennessy Black and I knew it had darker elements, so I automatically saw the Torani Vanilla Syrup. I thought, "hey, why not?" It turned out phenomenal. I wish I took a pic of it, but I can still give you the right measurements.

1 1/2 oz Hennessy Black
1/2 oz Torani Vanilla Syrup

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Agent Orange (Tipsy Bartender)

I dig the name, especially since it has the orange elements within the drink.

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
Garnish: Orange Twist