Friday, February 20, 2009

Fat Tuesday Is Coming Up!!!!

Fat Tuesday is coming up!!!! Revelers tip: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the end of the celebration, not the beginning. So come see me at the Lion and get in the spirit. Forget the Hurrican, go old-school. Try a Sazerac, an classic fashioned New Orleans cocktail. The Sazerac cocktail was named by John Schiller in 1859 upon the opening of his Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. The Sazerac was originally a cognac based drink, accompanied with bitters. In the 1870s, Sazerac rye whiskey was subsituted, and pastis or absinthe was added.

The Golden Lion Sazerac will be made with Rye One® Premium Rye whiskey and Absente® absinthe. The rye will be combined in an old-fashioned glass with a sugar cube and a dash or two of bitters, then muddled. In a separate ice-filled glass, a few drops of absinthe will be rinsed to coat the glass then the ice and absinthe will be discarded. The rye, bitters, and sugar mix will then be poured into the prepared glass. This drink is normally served up with a twist of lemon. Request rocks if you prefer.

I will be working Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights. Come on out and try something new!