Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cocktail Hour

I'm in the entryway of Founding Farmers in DC, drink menu in hand, waiting for a table at 8:30pm, when I decide it's high time to spice up my liquor cabinet. Check out these tasty concoctions on the Recession Proof: Fiscally Responsible Cocktails section of the FF menu. (We tried the Dark n' Stormy and El Presidente, followed by some other drinks that weren't on the fiscally responsible list...)

Bee’s Knees
This libation dates back to the 1930’s, when bartenders began experimenting with honey as a sweetener. (Plymouth gin, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup)

Dark n’ Stormy
This is a tasty Bermudan cocktail that’s been making a quiet resurgence in city bars and restaurants in the last couple of years.(Gosling’s Dark Rum, housemade ginger beer, fresh lime juice and a splash of soda)

Mai Tai
The Mai Tai was invented in 1944 by Victor Bergeron, AKA “Trader Vic.” (Flor de Cana 12 yr, Orange Curacao, orgeat syrup and fresh lime juice)

El Presidente
The cocktail was named in honor of Cuban President Gerardo Machado and quickly became the preferred drink of the Cuban upper class. (Cruzan Rum, lime, pineapple, and housemade grenadine)

*Can't wait to mix up one of those Bee's Knees and sip it on the adirondack chair on the patio. I just have to ask myself, do I already love it because of how it will taste or because of the 1930s bit?

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