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Alamo's 400 Rabbits Premieres Latin Menu, Drinks

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The Alamo Drafthouse has announced the official opening date--March 22--for its southerly Alamo Slaughter location and its adjacent, stand-alone cocktail lounge, the Latin American-themed 400 Rabbits. Alamo's top mixologist, beverage director Bill Norris, "took a sabbatical" in Jalisco to learn the art and history of tequila, while Executive Chef John Bullington's menu is "inspired by Latin American street food." From the press release:

The name 400 Rabbits, is derived from the Aztec goddess Mayahuel, the divine personification of the agave plant. According to Aztec lore Mayahuel gave birth to the Centzon Totochtin, which in English translates to The 400 Rabbits. These 400 Rabbits were fed by Mayahuel’s four-hundred breasts that produced fermented agave. The 400 Rabbits are said to be the gods of intoxication due to their strict diet of “tequila” and are a fitting namesake to the lounge at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane.
Those wanting to get a sneak preview of 400 Rabbits' food and drink offerings can buy a $50 seat to a tasting dinner at the Highball on February 4th. Haven't got $50? That's cool, we've got a copy of the menu for you to peruse, anyway.
Full 400 Rabbits Food Menu

Tres Sabores: Refried White Beans with roast garlic cilantro oil and chile thread, warm roast tomato salsa with Cheddars avocado tomatillo

Torta Ahogada: Carnitas, pickled onions, refried white beans, cotija, on a toasted bolillo drowned in arbol sauce topped with fresh oregano and served with chips

Chicharrones: Freshly fried pork rinds with Salsa Ahogada

Alambres: Grilled Skewers of NY Strip, bacon, and poblano peppers

Queso Asado: Asadero cheese seared with toasted pasilla and cilantro. With Corn Tortillas

Sonoran Hot Dog: Bacon wrapped hot lat grilled with salsa, lettuce, white beans, pickled onions, tomato, cilantro mayo, cotija in bolillo

Quatro Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in 4 milks including coconut milk topped with whipped cream and mango in tequila

Full 400 Rabbits Drink Menu

400 Rabbits Signature Drinks:

Jalisco Sour: hibiscus infused tequila, lime, mint infused agave nectar, egg white

Pasado de Moda: silver tequila, mezcal, honey, mole bitters, orange peel

Sherry Darling: silver tequila, orange infused sherry, grand marnier

Afinidad: Mezcal, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth

La Playa Sunset: silver tequila, young coconut water, falernum, lime, bitters

Me Encante: silver tequila, mole bitters, orgeat, agave nectar and fresh lime juice

400 Rabbits Classic Tequila Cocktails

Tequila con Sangrita: A neat shot of any tequila on the shelf, with a seasonal, chilled sangrita back

The Margarita: The grand-daddy of them all, silver tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime, served up or on the rocks, with or without salt

El Diablo: A tall refreshing mix of reposado tequila, lime, ginger beer and casis

Paloma: The most popular tequila drink in Mexico, reposado, grapefruit soda and a pinch of salt

Rosita Cocktail: A south of the border Negroni, reposado tequila, sweet and dry vermouth, campari and bitters

The Brave: Anvil’s Bobby Heugel (Houston) created this modern classic, undiluted, unchilled, reposado tequila, mezcal, sotol, averna and bitters

Other Sprits Signature Drinks

Mangi: garlic basil infused vodka, tomato juice crushed black pepper lightly drizzled with olive oil

Lester Burnham: gin, limondada rose water topped with a splash of Prosecco and candied rose petals

Fennell: orange vodka, fennel syrup, Marie Brizard chocolate liquor

Lotus: Soju, muddled lychee, ginger syrup and pear liquor

Agave Flights

1 oz of each, with an ice cold seasonal sangrita

Tequila Regions: Chinaco (Tamaulipas), Siembra Azul (Highland), Partida (Lowland)

Plata, Reposado, Anjeo

Tequila Highlands: Tequila Ocho, 7 Leguas, Siembra Azul

Plata, Reposado, Anjeo

Tequila Line-Up: Pick any Tequila we carry and sample the Plata, Reposado & Anjeo

Smoke and Mirrors, Mezcal: Sombra, Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio, Wahaka Espidin

Aged Smoke: Illegal Reposado, Wahaka Reposado Con Gusano, Los Nahules Reposado

Wild Mezcal: Del Maguey Tobala, Wahaka Tobala, Wahaka Madre Cuishe

All Across Mexico: Simebra Azul Reposado, Del Maguey Vida, Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Reposado

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The once and future Alamo Slaughter. [Photo: Alamo Drafthouse/Official]

400 Rabbits

5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX