El Satanico

El Satanico

David  Quick/Staff

El Satanico

What is it?

El Satanico is a cocktail created as a playful riff on a classic margarita with a twist.

The team at Minero crafted this beverage made with blanco tequila, yellow Chartreuse, pineapple vinegar and tepache.

What's the story?

Minero’s bartenders took a classic margarita and delivered a signature drink that can be ordered frozen or on the rocks.

It uses the Charleston-made JAM Pineapple Vinegar and tepache, an iconic Mexican beverage produced by the Argus Cidery in Austin, Texas. Fermented pineapple rinds, cinnamon and piloncillo are used as the base for the tepache that has been compared to an agua fresca, sour beer or fruit wine.

The tepache adds unique flavor notes to this drink and the folks at the Cidery worked with the Minero beverage team to provide them with a dwindling supply of this fermented Mexican icon.

Who's selling it?

Minero

153 East Bay St.

What’s the price?

$11

What’s the flavor profile?

The base identifiers of this drink are that of a classic margarita: blanco tequila, sweetness from the agave nectar, tartness from the tepache.

There comparisons end, as the pineapple vinegar and tepache add funky sour notes with a sweet essence back note. The yellow Chartreuse contributes a roundness to this cocktail, smoothing the edges of the finish.

— Deidre Schipani