Bang for the buck one of the illest rums on the shelf. FdC has been doing its thing for over a century and has a wonderfully dry finish that will suit many of those whiskey-lovin’ palates that steer clear of sweeter spirits. This is rum with no apologies or gimmicks. Just the way I like ‘em.
Allan Katz, Caña Rum Bar General Manager
Order a Long Island Iced Tea in a higher end cocktail establishment, and you might possibly encounter a bit of eye rolling or a quiet “pffft!” under the breath. While certain obscure cocktails have definitely had a resurgence on the scene (absinthe-based ones come to mind) others have been almost vanquished to the “club” scene, considered by some “uncouth” or “unsophisticated” (Lemon drop, anyone?)
The L.I.T is credited to Robert C. “Rosebud” Butt from the 1970′s in Long Island, not surprisingly. Its main attribute is that its flavor belays the fact of its “punch-to-the-face”ness, which is why some bars limit the amount of how many you can order in one sitting. But made correctly, the LIT is a fabulous starter to get your evening started and soften your “mood”…
(One thing of Note: Due to these being a favorite of the club scene, they are usually made to be cranked out because of the high volume of customers. Most do not shake the cocktail, but just build in glass and be done with it. I think the shake makes the drink 10x better, so shake it–but don’t be surprised if you see it built but not shaken)
The Long Island Iced Tea (LIT)
Light Rum (1/2)
Fresh Lemon (1/2)
Lemon Wedge (Garnish)
All Contents except Cola (duh!) to Tumbler, Ice, Shake and Strain into Ice Filled Collins Glass. Add Cola to Fill, Stir gently and Garnish.
Plex Lowery, Tony’s Saloon General Manager
Damn I love me some D-Rad! That’s right, Darren Rademaker. That cat from the fucked up Beach Boys surf/experimental band Further who I would blow my shitty speakers out to in the 90′s to The wave riding grooves of The Tyde, and countless other projects he has been involved with.
You can catch Darren performing a solo acoustic set at Tony’s Saloon tonight. Just him, a guitar, and some songs. Simple. It’s the perfect sort of jam session to a rainy day, a whiskey or beer, and just being in good company. Stop in say hello. We’ll all be getting the party started and keeping your stool warm till you get there. And don’t forget, stay rad.
Darren Rademaker (of The Tyde / Further) Tony’s Saloon / 10:30P
The Tyde “Brock Landers”
Dave Freeman, 213 Music Director
This Wednesday Jan. 25th we will be throwing a Bobby Burns’ Night, featuring Glenrothes Select Reserve. We will be having a Bobby Burns’ Cocktail Special running all-night-long, and I will be offering discount flights of Glenrothes Vintage Bottlings of ’98, ’94, and 1985, with free education ’til 8pm.
We will have a $5 Punch Special as well, and at 10pm, as your Spirit Guide, I will conduct a reading of some Bobby Burns’ poetry. Contact me if you would like to take part.
AK & the Kalashnikovs will perform after the poetry, this is a FREE event, invite your friends. Here’s a link to the band, not exactly bagpipes, but it will be a blast!
No need to RSVP, this event is open to the public. Spread the word!
If you’re new, and you want to join the Whiskey Society, register and send your info. We’ll get you signed-up!
As always, I need to thank the amazing Bar Staff at Seven Grand for enabling me to make this all happen. Big Love to Angus, Andrew, George, Leo, Jean-Michael, Lucy, Victor, Derek, Dustin, Luke, Tom, Phil, Jeff, Rhett, Hayden and Noelle. Thanks for the great year, and here’s to another!
We’re a family, get to know our names, and we’ll treat you the same.
Hope to see y’all this week.
Pedro , currently sipping Maker’s Mark. Thank you April.
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-Curator, Whiskey Society
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