You could opt for the margarita on tap at Pancito & Lefty and that wouldn't be a bad thing at all. Made with fresh macerated fruit and Partida tequila, it's a prime example of a perfect summertime drink.
To make a seasonal margarita, they mash the freshest local fruit, double strain it, add some agave, lime juice and housemade triple sec, which is more floral than orange, and then they put it on tap so it's fast and satisfying.
By the time you read this, though, strawberries will be out and peaches and watermelon will be in.
General manager Matt Spear says they always use fresh fruit for their seasonal margarita. If you're looking for something a little more challenging, you could taste through their collection of mezcal, which is one of the best in town, or you could go for the Summertime Sour, made with Ancho Reyes Verde.
If you haven't experienced Ancho Reyes, the original is a liqueur made from steeped ancho chiles. The verde is made from poblanos, which Spear points out is vegetal and brighter than the original.
The Summertime Sour at Pancito & Lefty has the typical egg white froth floating on top of a shaken drink with housemade lime cordial, reposado tequila, housemade sweet pepper bitters and Ancho Reyes Verde. The resulting cocktail is refreshing with a peppery vibe that goes perfectly with the Mexican fare at Pancito & Lefty.
— Stephanie Barna