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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Tina’s vs. Spoon

Taking another round at competing daiquiris

click to enlarge CP PHOTOS BY CELINE ROBERTS
CP photos by Celine Roberts

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 a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com. (Yes, this is the third daiquiri battle. I really like daiquiris.) 

Location Details

Tina's

4114 Main Street, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

2 articles

Drink: Daiquiri

Ingredients: Rum, simple syrup, lime, lime wheel 

Our take: Perfectly balanced and bursting with the brightness and acidity of the lime, this drink will pull you out of the February winter doldrums without having to buy a plane ticket to the beach. Seven dollars is a small price to pay for happiness. 

Location Details

Spoon

134 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh East Liberty

412-362-6001

1 article

Drink: Daiquiri

Ingredients: Appleton rum, sparkling wine, simple syrup, angostura bitters, mint

Our take: This bartender spin-off of a daiquiri plays on the sweetness of the classic and replaces the piquant citrus with herbal notes of angostura and mint. Sparkling wine lightens the texture.


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