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Try the Cuban Margarita at Cafe Cusco

Try something spicy with this twist on a margarita at Cafe Cusco.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Jan 2021

Spicy margarita at Cafe Cusco
Photo by Leah StiefermannThe spicy touch of the Cuban Margarita at Cafe Cusco gives every sip something fresh. Purchase Photo

Margaritas aren’t necessarily my go-to cocktail, but margaritas with some sort of funky twist always grab my attention. Give me a spicy jalapeno margarita any day. Prickly pear is a day-brightener. Smoky mezcal instead of tequila feels delightfully mysterious—but just a bit. So of course I had to try the Cuban Margarita from Cafe Cusco (234 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-351-3029). It has a cinnamon rim and a little cinnamon sprinkled on top. That’s it. Nothing super-fancy or super-shocking, yet that little touch of warm spice over the typical citrusy tequila concoction changed every sweet sip into something a little bit fresh and new.

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