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Mixologist Of The Month: Vinyl Taco

Photos by Hillary Ehlen

It’s no secret that we all crave the perfect summer beverage. Not only that, but why would we strive for just a great drink? Why not great food too? Vinyl Taco in Downtown Fargo has become wildly successful thanks to their perfect blending of food and drink. Have a specific taco you love? Chances are Vinyl Taco has a drink to complement it. We had one of their great mixologists, Megan Ward, introduce us to one of their newest beverages.

Now that it’s summer and patio season, are the margaritas flying out of the bar here at Vinyl Taco?

Oh, absolutely. Especially the jumbo margs, you got your groups of friends coming out and they want to share one (or have one for themselves). I would say our classic lime would be the most popular, it’s like a normal margarita that people seem to like the most. However, I think the strawberry is really good too.

So, how does one make an avocado margarita?

Well, it’s actually a lot like our Cadillac margarita that we already have on the menu. The only difference with this one is that it does not have Triple Sec in it. Rather than putting that in there, we put in avocado salsa. It still has lime juice, the tequila and some syrup, but the avocado replaces the Triple Sec.

What kind of flavor does the avocado bring to a margarita? When you’re drinking it, what does it remind you of? And do you think people are turned off when they hear avocado in a margarita?

It’s just like guacamole, I think. I don’t think people get turned off by it, I actually think people will love to come in and have this drink. It’s one of those things where if you try it once, you may never look back because it’s that good. If you like guacamole, salsa and really good Mexican food this is going to be perfect for you.

Which taco on the menu would you pair with this drink?

I would have to say the fish taco because you already have the avocado salsa on it. Maybe the cilantro lime chicken taco too. The drink kind of cools down the jalapeño ranch that’s on that one.

How do you relate to this drink on a personal level?

It’s something new, mixed with something traditional. I really like to get out and try new things, that’s just the way I am. I do things that are outside of the box, but I don’t veer too far away from the norm. This is still a margarita, it’s just a little different is all.

Avocado Margarita

Leyenda del Milagro Tequila
Lime Juice
Avocado Salsa
Salt (For rim of glass)

Avocado Margarita from Vinyl Taco

Vinyl Taco

520 1st Ave N, Fargo

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Written by Nolan P. Schmidt

Nolan is the Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated and Future Farmer publications. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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