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 part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at email@example.com.
Six Penn Kitchen
146 Sixth Ave., Downtown
Drink: Oranchia Glad
Ingredients: Deep Eddy Orange vodka, amaretto, orange and sour-cherry compote, chia seeds
Our take: This even-boozier take on an amaretto sour ends up candy-sweet. Tart from the compote, but not truly sour, this drink is for those who have more mild palates. The compote by itself is tasty enough to eat with a spoon.
56 S.12th St. South Side
Drink: Apricot Amaretto Sour
Ingredients: Amaretto Disaronno, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, cherry
Our take: This sour is a bright, balanced summer sipper that is high on citrus notes and drinkability. The apricot liqueur warms the palate, without overdoing the sweetness that some fruit liqueurs can add. The amaretto brings roundness to fill out the cocktail, so it goes down smoothly.