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Cocktails at Touche Hombre

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by H. Clare Callow (subscribe)
A die-hard Melburnian who keeps being drawn away by luscious food and drinks. Be a pal and click the 'like' link below if you enjoy my article.
Published July 28th 2014
Going mad the Mexican way
Touché Hombre is the linguistically confusing addition to Melbourne's brief Mexican obsession. Now that the fad has died down a little, it's worth checking this continually popular bar out.
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The lovechild of beer.

Afternoon is possibly the best time to drop in to Touche Hombre, and I tested this theory one dreary Saturday. The staff were still revving up for their evening shift, but were able to rustle up a couple of drinks. I was intrigued by – and lured into – a Amichelada Bitchin' Beer Cocktail.

What is a Amichelada Bitchin' Beer Cocktail, you say? That's exactly what I was thinking. From the menu, it appeared to be a kind of bloody mary, but that seemed impossible for $9. The answer was both 'yes' and 'no'.

Let me first say that Touche Hombre offers a range of cocktails, so I wasn't forced into this choice. All the traditional favourites are there. There is even a good range of non-alcoholic options, including a rhubarb apple crumble mocktail that sounds amazing. It was my own spirit of adventure that drew me down the path of the Amichelada.

The menu describes it as 'the spicy illegitimate love child of Bloody Mary and Rio Bravo.' I don't usually take menus too seriously, having written quite a few myself (you can't hyperbole an hyperboliser). When my jar of spice and beer turned up, then, I couldn't complain that I hadn't been warned. I took a sip. It was exactly what you would get if a bloody mary and a beer made a baby together.

It's a weird combination, but my first thought was 'wow'. Somehow, the bar staff have landed on the perfect beer cocktail. It's not just a refresher, it's an absolute eye-opener. You get the chill of the lager with the zing of the chilli, and just the right amount of salt to round it out.

We didn't venture into the food menu, but tables surrounding us seemed happy. Watch this space for a follow-up.
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Why? In the mood for Mexican madness
When: Afternoons and evenings
Phone: 9663 0811
Where: 233 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $10 - $20
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