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Best Use of Cactus 

Agave Wine Cocktails at Movida Lounge

Best Use of Cactus

From California cactus salads to spicy Southwestern cactus jellies, the family Cactaceae is quickly turning into the Swiss army knife of the plant world. But we think that cactus is a drink best served cold, preferably with chunks of yummy seasonal fruit, as in the agave wine margaritas and sangrias at the Movida Lounge in the Lower Haight. This joint cleverly gets around being just another beer-and-wine bar with its creative cocktails, which include fierce sake Mojitos and Cosmopolitans. "But does agave really stack up to its more potent cousin tequila?" you query. Ask us again after you've had three of these things. That is, if you can still talk.


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