2020 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA, 94704 (510) 926.6300
Hours
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly
Hours
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Comal's Black Daiquiri

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

While agave-based spirits tequila and mezcal are of course consumed with gusto throughout Mexico, rum is also a popular spirit.  So including a rum-based cocktail or two on our list makes good sense.  There are countless variations on the classic daiquiri cocktail, including many “black” daiquiris, with the common thread being a base of rum, lime and sugar.

Comal’s incorporates rum, fresh squeezed lime and sugar and adds two additional distinctive twists: Amaro Averna, which adds a hint of herbal bitterness, and house-made Chiapan coffee tincture, which adds a hit of, well, coffee-ness.  Throw in a twist of citrus rind on top and you have a complex, nuanced daiquiri that bears almost no resemblance to its distance cousin: the frozen strawberry daiquiri.  For what it’s worth, Scott Baird thinks it might be the best cocktail on the menu and the daiquiri was a favorite drink of both Ernest Hemingway and John F. Kennedy, not to mention our architect Keith Morris – good company indeed!

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