There’s a new “kid” on the block at Comal: El Chavo. This recent addition to our cocktail list is inspired by the long-running 70s Mexican sitcom El Chavo del Ocho, which centers around the misadventures of a young orphan, played by the show’s creator Roberto Gómez Bolaños. It has a large cult following to this day, and is a favorite of Comal co-owner Andrew Hoffman, who also fondly recalls being referred to as “chavito” by his wife Angela’s grandmothers. “Chavo” is Mexican slang for “kid” or “young dude”.
Comal’s El Chavo is essentially a twist on classic margarita anatomy. Lime and tequila are still in the mix, but instead of orange-scented agave syrup, El Chavo has a cacao syrup spiked with cardamom and is topped with toasted coconut flakes.
El Chavo replaces El Burro on the menu. But never fear Burro lovers, we still have the technology to mix up a Burro on request.