Margaritas are made with tequila, and that's that. Until they're not.
Leave it to Minnesota's first brewery-distillery to turn the Mexican classic on it's ear by substituting rum for tequila. While not technically a Margarita, Bent Brewstillery's "Flaming Margarita" is in the same cocktail family (even though it's more apt to call the drink a "Flaming Rum Daisy"). Regardless, the split rum base brings an earthy funk to the cocktail that's common to reposado tequila-based Margaritas.
One part is Storm Bringer Rum, a spiced rum aged in bourbon barrels that are also used to age Bent Brewstillery's Dark Fatha stout. The other part is the soon-to-be-released Flame Bringer Rum, which is aged in bourbon barrels that were also used to age Isabel Street Heat's sriracha.
The result is a confluence of flavors that hint at both stout and bourbon, and a hint of tangy, peppery heat.
Bent Brewstillery is Minnesota's first combination brewery and distillery. Behind the taproom and cocktail room in front, fermentation, distillation, and barrel aging cross-pollinates from spirits, to beer, and back again. The resulting flavors and infusions are uniquely Bent.