Wednesday 2/22 – 4-9:00 PM – $5 straight pour specials: Bols Strawberry – This liqueur is a harmonious combination of the finest natural ingredients, a distillate of refreshing citrus fruit and real strawberry juice — or – Clear Creek Marionberry – A type of blackberry that is a cross between the Olallie and Chehalem blackberry varietals developed in Marion County, Oregon, in 1956. Dry on the nose but a sweet, earthy, finish that is reminiscent of summer in the Northwest.
Thurs 2/23 – 4-9:00 PM – “Hair of the dog” short for “hair of the dog that bit you” is a colloquial expression used to refer to alcohol that is consumed as a hangover remedy with the hope of lessening the effects of a hangover. In Scotland in the late 1800s it was a popular belief that a few hairs of the dog that bit you applied to the wound would prevent evil consequences. But applied to drinks it means if you have drunk too freely, take a glass of the same alcohol with 24 hours to soothe the nerves. The earliest known reference to the phrase “hair of the dog” in connection with drunkenness is found in a text from ancient Ugarit dating from the mid to late 2nd millennium BC, in which the god “IIu” becomes hungover after a drinking binge – a salve is applied to the forehead, which consists of “hairs of a dog” and parts of an unknown plant mixed with olive oil. It is possible that the phrase was used to justify an existing practice, as the idea of “like cures like” dating back at least to the time of Hippocrates.
However, if you are looking for a scientific explanation: There are at least two hypotheses as to how “hair of the dog” works. In the first, hangovers are described as the first stage of alcohol withdrawal, which is then alleviated by further alcohol intake. Although “…Low [ethanol] doses may effectively prevent alcohol withdrawal syndrome in surgical patients”, this idea is questionable as the signs and symptoms of hangover and alcohol withdrawal are very different. In the second, hangovers are partly attributed to methanol metabolism. Levels of methanol, present as one of those chemical substances produced during fermentation have been correlated with severity of hangover. As both ethanol and methanol are metabolized by alcohol enzymes and ethanol has a greater binding affinity for this enzyme than methanol– drinking more of the former effectively prevents (or delays) the metabolism of the latter;
Other countries naming of “hair of the dog” — Hungarian kutyaharapast szorevel – “You may cure the dog’s bite with its fur.” Portuguese- uma rebatida “to strike away.” Polish [wybijać] klin klinem to dislodge a wedge with a wedge.” Russian – onoxmenka (opohmelka, “after being drunk”) – a process of drinking to decrease effects of drinking the day before. Estonia “peaparandus”, – “head-repair”. Romania – “Cui pe cui se scoate” (A nail (fastener) pulls out a nail). Italy “Chiodo scaccia chiodo” and Spain – “Un clavo saca otro clavo” (A nail pulls out another nail); and in Turkey “Çivi çiviyi söker” – “a nail dislodges a nail.” German – “having a counter-beer” (ein Konterbier trinken). Norwegian, “repareringspils”,- a “beer to repair”. In Finnish, “tasoittava” (smoothening) or “korjaussarja” (repair kit) and in Czech “vyprošťovák” (extricator). In Swedish, “återställare“, “restorer”. Dutch, – “reparatiebier” – “repair beer”. In Finland – ”tasoittava”, the repair kit. Puerto Rico “matar al ratón”, or “to kill the mouse”. Cape Africa babbelas “kopskiet”, or “shot to the head”. In Tanzania, Swahili “kuzimua” “assist to wake up after a coma”.
Hair of Dog Cocktails: Espresso Martini -CB Frost, Kahlua, espresso, simple syrup; Bloody Maria – Korbel brandy, homemade bloody Mary mix -spicy and slightly hot; Corpse Reviver – Calvados, St. Remy XO, Antica sweet vermouth; Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee – Cognac, Kahlua, Dark Cacao liqueur, coffee topped with whipped cream; Morning After – CB Frost, gin, lemon juice, topped with ginger ale; 1/2 price US Flight