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Bar: El Burro
Address: 81 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: 021 433 2564
Ingredients: The juice of half a grapefruit, one and a half shots of reposado (aged) tequila, half a shot of agave syrup
Let’s hope the one and a half shots of aged tequila do not make you hit the floor. Mexican-themed El Burro serves this pungent Latin American mix.
El Burro owner Nic Haarhoff says the drink is made by shaking the liquids in a shaker with ice and pouring it into a long glass and topping up with soda water.
He says it is popular in Mexico where the drink is made with grapefruit soda instead of real fruit.
It packs a mean punch. I strongly suggest not having this cocktail after consuming tequila the night before.
If you are sober, order and sip slowly. It is a fizzy treat. Haarhoff says it is popular with the ladies because it is pink.
El Burro means “The Donkey”, and a wooden donkey sits on the pavement of Main Road, marking the entrance to the establishment.
It is a well-lit room with booth, chair and bench seating. There is also seating on a balcony.
El Burro is open Monday to Saturday from noon. The kitchen closes at 11.30pm. On weekdays, there is a discount on selected lunch meals. – Weekend Argus