clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Salty Sow Pulls 'Obama Care Margarita' After Twitter Controversy

The Salty Sow calls the drink a "tongue-in-cheek reference" gone wrong.

Salty Sow
Salty Sow
Salty Sow/Facebook

Manor Road restaurant The Salty Sow attempted mixing booze and politics last night and sparked a Twitter controversy instead. The restaurant ran an 'Obama Care Margarita' on their menu, described as: "Blanche frozen margarita with Chambord * $1 will go to help covering Obama care costs."

A patron tweeted out an image of the menu asking, "what's up w the @FoxNews sponsored menu crap?" A number of similarly aghast Austinites chimed in. The Salty Sow tweeted an apology, and a representative for the restaurant passes along the following statement to Eater:

On last night's menu, we made a tongue-in-cheek reference to a hot button topic. We apologized to those who were offended and have removed it from the menu.

Here's the original tweet and responses which prompted the restaurant to pull the cocktail:

Salty Sow

1917 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 391-2337 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Austin newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world