The Drink: The Casa Oaxaca Sour ($13)
What It Is: A cocktail made with mezcal, Japanese peanut and grasshopper-infused syrup, and lime. It’s garnished with roasted grasshoppers.
What It Tastes Like: This frothy concoction is delicious—sweet, smoky with citrus notes, and slightly nutty—until you feel the crunch of roasted, fibrous body parts. It’s horrifying and exhilarating. Is this what Dexter feels like after a kill?
History of the Drink: “This drink was inspired by our love of all things Oaxacan,” says beverage manager Jessica Sackler. “This involves grasshoppers, which are a Oaxacan specialty, something used for sustenance and protein. Very, very common in Mexico. We have a taco here with grasshoppers, so we were thinking, ‘How we can incorporate that into a drink?’”
How to Drink It: This may be the only time you… read more
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Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.