Nouveau Gimicky Cocktails
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.
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.