After a few hours with a needle in my side (see previous post here), it was time to drink tequila on our Maui midsummer solstice. A quick shot at Milagro’s was enough to numb the pain, and then I was off to Kihei to check out Amigo’s new location next to Long’s. The bar situation and dining room is a total step up from than their former much smaller Lipoa Street spot. Celeb mixologist Manny Hinojosa was in the house mixing a fresh new batch of tequila cocktails.
While we sampled pupus like Amigo’s cameron cocktail, which reminded me of a stay in Cozumel, we sipped at a roasted jalapeno coconut margarita–a spicy coconut milk infused cocktail with Cazedores reposado. We also sampled the highland paloma that uses grapefruit juice and St. Germaine, as well as a prickly pear margarita with a spicy rim.
The prickly pear margarita quickly became my go-to during solstice; the beautiful fuschia color of the drink and the zing of the spice was draining the fancy margarita glass faster than I wanted to admit. In fact, Amigo’s new cocktail menu is ideal for nurturing my romance with tequila and al pastor–plus, they’re just $8. Their $4 happy hour margaritas are served 3-6pm, with beers starting at $2. Happy hour pupus start at $5.99 with taquitos, bean and cheese nachos and ceviche. For early birds, the morning happy hour starts at 8am with $3 screwdrivers and $3.50 Bloody Marys.
Part 4 of A #Maui Midsummer Solstice Marathon of Art and Soul
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About Jen Russo
I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.