Friday, May 18, 2012

Exhibit #100: War, Disaster, Death

For our 100th menu, it seemed like we should do something special, something significant, something….big. So we’ve dug out some drinks that reference big things, or are themselves rather plus-sized.

The number at the end of each description indicates how many ounces of liquor are in the drink.

3 Dots and a Dash $11
A Don the Beachcomber rum rhapsody: Clement VSOP rhum agricole, El Dorado demerara rum, falernum, allspice dram, honey, lime and orange juice, Angostura, crushed ice. The name refers to the morse code for victory and was created during WWII.

Empire Cocktail $9
2 parts dry gin to 1 part each Busnel VSOP calvados and apricot liqueur, up. A Prohibition era cocktail from the Savoy.

Jim’s Special $16
This one has been offered before, but nobody had the nerve to take it on… dark rum, tequila, orange curacao, lime juice, orgeat and passion fruit syrups, crushed ice. This one is actually of very recent vintage (2000), and is a specialty of the Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles, a collaboration with one of their regulars who is known as “Rasta Jim.” Serves 1 to 3.

Samoan Typhoon $18
Dark Jamaican rums, vodka, lime, pineapple and orange juices, honey, passion fruit syrup, crushed ice. By Joe Keng Sui of the Hawaiian Village in Tampa, Florida, 1969. Serves 2 to 4.

Silver Bullet $7
One more from the Savoy: 2 parts dry gin to 1 part each kummel liqueur and lemon juice, up.

Torpedo $10
2 parts Busnel VSOP calvados to 1 part Martell VSOP cognac, with a dash of that magical Old Raj gin, up.

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