Crying Tiger at the Formosa Cafe

18 May 2015

Wimps Need Not Apply: The Crying Tiger Cocktail

By Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress…

They say there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. They forgot an important 3rd certainty:

Hot sauce makes everything better.

In the last few years, hot sauce has become trendier than teeny doggies and kale smoothies. The fiery classics like Tabasco, Tapatio, and Cholula have been lurking in your breakfast burritos for a while, but another spicy sidekick has caused an even bigger blaze.

If you’ve never heard of Sriracha, shame on you. If you’ve never tried Sriracha, quit reading this and zip your ass to the store immediately. In fact, Sriracha is so good, you can now find it in popcorn, potato chips, chocolate, candy canes, even fashion. But the best place Sriracha has wound up? In cocktails.

You’ll find one such magical concoction at Formosa Cafe, the classic Hollywood landmark, which recently rolled out a new drink menu by head bartenders Alex Goode and Morrison Nichols. (More about what makes Goode a liquor ninja here.) My fave intoxicant created by these master mixologists will literally make your mouth water.

The Crying Tiger

1.75 ounces tequila
.75 ounces lime juice
.75 ounces agave syrup (1:1 water)
5 drops Sriracha
1 pinch cilantro

Voila! Prepare your tastebuds for a spicily tart dose of deliciousness.

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The author of Dear Diary: Does This Cancer Make My Ass Look Fat?, Kim Tronic has worked in marketing and media for over a decade as a copywriter, content manager, and podcast producer. The Emerson College alum loves comedy, cats, and cocktails, not necessarily in that order.

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