The prickly pear cacti, a rare type of cactus native to Mexico that turns pink in the cold, is the inspiration behind the name of the new Mexican hotspot in Charleston, SC. Pink Cactus is the vision of owner, and certified sommelier, Brooke Warden, who brought the restaurant to life out of a passion for Oaxaca and the magical Mexican city’s cuisine.
And, of course, tequila and other agave cacti spirits reign over the heritage-driven cocktail program.
Cocktails at Pink Cactus – Charleston
Pink Cactus Margarita
The signature drink of Pink Cactus, Brooke juices fruit harvested from the Prickly Pear and combines the juice with 100% Blue Agave Tequila and Lime. The Margarita is garnished with Black Volcanic Salt as a nod to Oaxaca’s black soil and clay that is often used to make specialty vases and pottery in the region.
Raicilla (a moonshine-style spirit distilled from two varieties of agave), Kiwi, Coconut and Lemon Foam.
Naked and Famous
Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse and Spicy Aperol
Sotol, Grapefruit, Green Chartreuse and Lime
This traditional Mexican drink combines Tempranillo Red Wine and Mexican Coke (Coke-Cola soda made with real cane sugar, and bottled in glass).
Another Mexican tradition; an ice-cold, opened Can of Tecate Mexican Beer topped with Chile de Arbol Hot Sauce and a Black Salt and Tajin Rim.
Pink Cactus also offers a variety of refreshing and non-alcoholic Aguas Frescas, Mexican cold drinks made with a fresh Fruit or Grain or fresh Flowers, and blended with Water.
Pink Cactus – Charleston Details
100-A Spring Street, Charleston, SC; @pinkcactus.chs; pinkcactuschs.com
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