Where there's smoke, there's fire. Unless you're at Georgetown's El Monumento Bar, in which case, where there's smoke, there's El Jimador and glass skulls and this charming bartender and a mesquite-smoked super tequila shot whose flavor ages almost five years, right before your eyes.
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So what's up with the smoke? Well, according to legend (and the bartender), it gives the tequila a richer flavor, essentially turning a reposado into an anejo. First they fire up a bowl of dank mesquite in their smoking gun, which is hosed directly into a crystal skull.
The alcohol goes straight to your skull.
The liquor and smoke wrap their arms around each other, lock in a warm embrace, dry hump for a few minutes, then make a delicious little flavor baby that tastes exactly like a fine mezcal.
Enjoy it while you watch them take the art of the brain-freeze to new heights with frozen margs made on a Japanese snow cone machine.
Or check out their further appropriation of Japanese technology in their 8 Hour Margarita, which uses a cold-brew coffee tower to drip Don Julio Blanco through a mash of lemongrass, orange, and lime, resulting in an inexplicably smooth flavor that will totally blow your mind.