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Marliave Tonight - Drinks?

lulu806 Feb 6, 2009 07:17 AM

I know, I posted a similar question about ESK last Friday - but I've recently gotten into trying new drinks :)

Menu-wise I'm hoping to order some oysters, rarebits, mussels, and the gnocchi. I'm going with 7 other people though so I'll have to strongarm my way through the appetizer ordering.

Drinks-wise - I'm interesting in the Bohemian, the Waterloo, or a Dark and Stormy. Anyone recommend? I'm most interested in trying the Dark and Stormy but I'm not a huge rum drinker outside of dark Myers rum pina coladas on vacation. I've also never tried ginger beer. The other drinks have bombay sapphire gin which I love so I think I'd be fine there.

  1. Bob Dobalina Feb 6, 2009 07:20 AM

    I was recently disappointed to find out they did not know how to make a Ward Eight (without looking it up). So probably better off sticking to the cocktail menu.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina
      yarm Feb 6, 2009 03:23 PM

      There seems to be a bit of inconsistency at their bar. My friend has had a pair of good experiences there whereas my trip was one of the worst bar experiences in a while. I was upset that my bartender couldn't make the drink as it was listed on the menu. I moved my drinking over to No. 9 Park where I got great expertly crafted drinks for about the same price.

    2. TPistrix Feb 6, 2009 07:25 AM

      Considering the temperature, they have a hot buttered rum (Marilyn Monroe), which might be right for the occasion. It's fairly straightforward, but I think it would hit the spot. Ginger beer is a very unique thing. I like it, but it is very strongly flavored. It has the very spicy/sharp flavor, almost like raw ginger, so be aware. I also think that the drink list online is not the same as the one there (I think they change it depending on the season), so you may be best served by just deciding when you see the menu.

      1. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Feb 6, 2009 07:27 AM

        If you're already a fan of dark rum a dark and stormy would be a safe bet. But this is a truely simple drink to make yourself, at home. Be more adventourous and order something you're less likely to accomplish at home with great success.

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          bostonbroad Feb 6, 2009 09:09 AM

          Instead of the Dark and Stormy, I recommend the Molasses Flood -it doesn't have ginger beer, but it is a rum drink you probably wouldn't make at home - or the Marilyn Monroe.

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          1. re: bostonbroad
            tlk Feb 6, 2009 09:55 AM

            The Molasses Flood is a fantastic drink. Every time I go to Marliave I say I'm going to explore other drinks, but I keep ordering this drink over and over.

            1. re: tlk
              BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 6, 2009 09:56 AM

              Third. That's a remarkably good drink, probably my favorite I've had there.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                bostonbroad Feb 6, 2009 10:13 AM

                At this point Danielle (daytime bartender) laughs at me when I look at the menu - we both know I'm getting the Flood.

                1. re: bostonbroad
                  lulu806 Feb 9, 2009 07:01 AM

                  Thanks for the recommendation on the Molasses Flood - I had 3 to celebrate the fact that Friday at 4pm my bosses informed me that I am being laid off effective March 31st :( Anyways, those drinks really hit the spot that night! So did the food - there were 8 of us (what luck, I planned a big dinner out with college friends and get laid off two hours before) and everyone was so happy with their meals.

                  1. re: lulu806
                    barleywino Feb 11, 2009 11:15 PM

                    i thought the FLood was terrible-- all watered-down soda water and lime, almost no rum or molasses. Nine-Zero used to do a molasses rum drink which was much better. bartender also tried to charge me an extra buck for the 1/2 deviled egg w/ osetra. i like Scott and wish him well but not in a rush to go back anytime soon.

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