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Aug 19, 2011 08:35 AM

Nouveau Gimicky Cocktails

Saw this idiotic concoction today:

Grill Cheese Martini:

Chime in and add your own.

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  1. I think some of the ones that were posted about Jason Santos' cocktails at his new Blue Inc. restaurant here in Boston. Such as:

    Chilled Chocolate Afro Puff
    3 oz. Vanilla vodka
    3 oz. Crème de cacao
    3 oz. Kahlua
    3 oz. Bailey's
    Shake in a cocktail mixer with ice, strain over a bruleed marshmallow for an adult version of your childhood camp time favorite. Serve in a chilled martini glass.

    Yes, that's 12 full ounces before it is shaken with ice (making it closer to 16 oz?) plus it's garnished with a massive charred marshmallow.

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    1. re: yarm


      3 or 4 of those and you are...........

      1. re: StriperGuy

        .......broke, obviously. ;-) And hitting the head every 3 minutes!

      2. re: yarm

        That drink needs more graham cracker. Or cow bell. Or Fernet. ;)

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        1. re: EvergreenDan

          Fernet and a Graham cracker... priceless!

        2. re: yarm

          All I can think reading this is that the Scorpions I used to whip up at Trader Vic's had seven ounces of booze in them and they served FOUR...

        3. Wow that sounds bizarre - but then so does a beer that tastes like smoked ham and bacon, but Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is actually quite good.

          1. There was a riff on a Margarita I had at Traif in Brooklyn called Rude Little Pig described as: "Lapsong-infused tequila, cointreau, pomegranate, bacon rim". Photo attached. Yes, it was bad.

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            1. re: Silverjay

              That's just gross.

              Nice addition to the thread though ;-).

            2. My first thought was bacon-infused anything.

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              1. re: invinotheresverde

                Yah, that's just dumb. Throw in a splash of liquid smoke if ya want.

                1. re: invinotheresverde

                  I had a bacon infused bourbon at Leon's Full Service in Atlanta a couple of years back. It was actually quite tasty. Bacon flavor was more of a hint or ghost than a dominant flavor.

                  1. re: heathermb

                    I stand corrected by a cocktail connoisseur!

                    1. re: heathermb

                      I'm not saying it can't be done well, just that it's definitely over-hyped and gimmicky.

                  2. Ah, yes, now how is this for a monstrosity? Named the 'Cup De Ville' it is not even specified as to what it exactly contains, but is described as "A massive ruby goblet with a fruity selection of house syrup, spirits and liqueurs, topped off with a full bottle of Moet and Chandon". I interpret it as pouring the dregs tray into a glass and mixing it with a bottle of Moet to try and make it sound classy and to justify charging $150 for it. Needless to say I have not tried it and have never returned to the bar serving it.

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