Wed 3/30 – 4-9:00 PM – $5 Sangria special – sauvignon blanc, brandy with fresh pineapple, raspberries and fresh juices…YUM
Thurs 3/31 – 4-9:00 PM – Eastern Europe (and Ukraine) cocktail specials:
The Ukraine crisis has touched the hearts of many and in particular its neighbors who have taken the refugees in without hesitation or questions. So, we’ve pulled some East European cocktails out of our hats that we served when we first opened in 2018 not realizing the predicament the Ukraine would be in today. It was difficult to find cocktails for East Europe since that hardy stock usually drank straight from the bottle. Eastern Europe generally includes the countries of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, and Slovakia, as well as the republics of Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The Russian invasion has disrupted lives in horrific ways but when watching the NCAA games this past week as though everything is normal here, we were reminded that under customary circumstances East Europe would be looking forward to the FIFA World Cup games with game time consisting of breaking out your favorite jersey and inviting friends over to watch the World Cup games that are being held in Canada in 2022.
Oleksandr Petrakov – the Ukranian men’s national football team coach – has cast doubt over when his Ukraine playoff against Scotland will be happening. The game was initially scheduled to take place on March 24 in Glasgow, Scotland, but was postponed by FIFA to June following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “As long as people in my country continue to die, I cannot think about playing the game in Scotland,” Petrakov has said in an interview. So, as we drink let’s send our thoughts and prayers to our friends in Ukraine because we are lucky.
Would you be surprised to learn that there are those who really think they can predict the winners of the FIFA World Cup? In 2010 Paul the Octopus successfully predicted Spain would win the World Cup and they did. In 2018 all eyes were on Achilles the Cat. He made his prediction between two bowls of food, each bearing a team flag. This year we’re asking Molly, Bart’s black lab, who is a regular at The Brandy Bar, to make the predictions. Because of an ACC tear, she will be making her predictions from home wearing something comfy, sipping a French cognac and using her psychic powers to master the logistics of gaming.
(Ukraine) RUSSIAN TULIP – Brandy, grenadine, orange bitters; (Poland) POLISH PROFESSOR – Brandy, pineapple juice, 7-up; (Bulgaria) MASTIKA and MENTA – Absinthe with spearmint in ice; (Croatia) CROCKTAIL – Cherry brandy, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, candied orange peel; (Hungary) BORDIJ –Cognac, crème de cassis, red wine – a tarter version of a Sangria ; Armenian brandy pour (recommended with ice) – Although Armenia is not technically a part of East Europe, it is located in the transition zone between Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
1/2 price Asbach Germany Brandy