Wed 5/3 – 4-9:00 PM – $5 brandy pour – Clear Creek cranberry – true to the fruit with a dark red color, lightly sweet, very cranberry in flavor or mango – pleasant mango taste, tempered with light alcohol overtones – not as sweet as you might think!
Thurs 5/4 – 4-9:00 PM – $7 martini special – The Martini has a crazy history. Of the 3 stories of how it was invented, the favorite is the Occidental Hotel that appeared in Jerry Thomas’ The Bar-Tender’s Guide (1862). During the Gold Rush, a miner from Sierra Nevada struck it rich & headed to San Francisco, straight to the Occidental Hotel in search of a libation. Later, the term “Martini” preceded the term “cocktail” which began as a beverage you’d order at a hotel, then died out with Prohibition, which is when cocktails were invented. During Prohibition, people started adding ingredients that weren’t typically mixed with spirits, so you would have less booze on your breath then hard alcohol. Fast forward to the 1960s, it becomes the Bond era. The drink began trending because everyone could see James Bond drinking it & they wanted to experience it. ‘Oh, he drinks Martinis—that’s masculine. The 1980s was “the self-destruction of the cocktail scene.” Everyone was calling all cocktails ‘Martinis.’ People called anything martini cocktails & not referring to the drink itself. Nothing fell into the category of a Martini except the shape of the glass. Bottom line – it’s incredible how important spirits are to the forming of America. choose from: Brandy Bar Martini – CB Frost, splash of gin, splash of vermouth; Pear Martini – Clear Creek pear, Cointreau, lemon juice; French Martini – CB Frost, Pineapple juice, Crème’ de cassis; Hawaiian Martini -CB Frost, Cointreau, light rum, coconut juice, pineapple juice, 1/2 price on Armagnac/Calvados flight
Sat 5/6 – 4-9:00 – Wear your hat and join us for the Kentucky Derby! Check out our Facebook page for more details. https://www.facebook.com/TheBrandyBar