I had high hopes, because any place that has an exclamation point in its name should have a little kick to its libations, right? I wasn’t disappointed.
I solicited some recommendations from a friend of mine, Leslie (who also happens to be a server there) about what to try. Since she recommended more than one drink, I did what any good drankin’ writer should do and tried more than one drink. On a mostly empty stomach.
I know, I know: Rookie move, Daydrinker! Rookie move!
On Leslie’ s recommendation, I tried the Dr. Funk, and also the Blue Hawaiian. Here’s the breakdown:
The Dr. Funk
The Specs: Lime juice, grenadine, club soda, Pernod, light rum
The Skinny: This one was pretty tart. And pink. And strong. That last adjective seems to be a running theme with the drinks I tried there: None of them, including a friend’s martini I tried after finishing my two choices, skimped on the alcohol. The lime flavor was very prevalent, and there was a hint of sweetness. If you’re looking for something with some sourness but that’s not overwhelmingly bitter, this may just be the drink for you.
The Blue Hawaii
The Specs: Pineapple juice, lime juice, house-made simple syrup, blue curaçao, white overproof rum, vodka
The Skinny: Luckily, I had the presence of mind to order some spring rolls between the two drinks, and they were quite good. Unfortunately, it was a case of too little, too late. Did I mention that these drinks were strong? Because they were. The Blue Hawaii was very much what it sounds like: fruity, sweet, delicious, and, well…blue. And strong. (I feel like maybe I’ve mentioned that M!so’s drinks have plenty of alcohol in them. Did I? Because they do.) I tend to enjoy the sweet drinks, as they were my first love, so this one was a bit more up my alley than the Dr. Funk. It was garnished with a generous wedge of pineapple, which I made sure did not go to waste.
All in all, M!so is a great place to grab an after-work cocktail. The staff was very friendly, and M!so isn’t short on atmosphere. I sat inside on this visit, but there’s outside seating that can be quite pleasant once the sun has dipped below the horizon. You know, for all you night-drinkers out there.
Have you tried any of the drinks at M!so? Which one is your favorite?
3100 North State St, Ste 102
Jackson, MS 39216