All cocktails are made by hand at El Bar, and the attention to detail, from the house-made syrups—grenadine, strawberry, and mint—to the fresh hand-squeezed juices, is unmatched.
For the frozen margarita, El Bar uses a Japanese shaved-ice machine to create a snow cone infused with 100 percent blue agave blanco tequila, all-natural Triple Sec, and freshly-squeezed lime juice. The 8-Hour Margarita is more intensive - over the eight-hour process, Don Julio tequila and Cointreau diffuse through a hopper filled with lime and orange supremes, lime and orange zest, lemongrass, and sugar. The result is bottled in a glass vial and is served in frozen martini glasses rimmed with salt crystals.
Favorites include El Classica Margarita-Agave Tequila, Dry Curacao, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. ($8); the Old-Fashioned-rye whiskey, Angostura bitters, and sugar ($8); the Daiquiri-Panamanian rum, fresh lime juice, and sugar ($8), and the Mojito-rum, fresh lime juice, and mint. A carefully curated selection of wines and locally-made craft brews, including Thirsty Planet's Buckethead and Pinthouse ales.
El Bar at El Monumento is located at 205 W. 2nd. We're is open Sunday through Thursday 11am to 9pm. Friday, Saturday, 11am to 10pm.