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Easter Sorbet Punch

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson.  A 12 Bottle Bar original. 

Gin-Pineapple-Mint Sorbet (recipe below)
Champagne

Add a scoop (or, if you’re feeling fancy, a quenelle) of sorbet to a chilled coupe.
Fill glass with champagne.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.

For the kids:  Leave the gin out of the sorbet and fill with ginger ale or 7UP.

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James Joyce Cocktail

1.5 oz Redbreast Whiskey
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
0.75 oz Orange Liqueur
0.50 oz Lime Juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain in to a coupe

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The Lagniappe

By Lars Theriot.  A 12 Bottle Bar original

1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Blackberry Syrup
2 Dashes Tabasco (or to taste)

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
Shake with ice and strain.
Garnish with an andouille sausage wheel.

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Tinseltown Toasts: The Montmartre

drinks_montmartreThe Montmartre was Hollywood’s first big night club — somewhere where, even during Prohibition, a drink and a bit of gambling were a sure thing.  It quickly became the most publicized club in the country.  Valentino, Tom Mix — even Winston Churchill — were seen at the Montmartre.  Even so, we’re not fans of the original Montmartre cocktail featured in “Hollywood Cocktails”.  Instead, we’ve turned the drink into a way-too-easy-to-drink milk punch that’s pink and sweet but never let’s you forget that you’re drinking booze.

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Tinseltown Toasts: The Embassy

drinks_embassyOpened in 1930 adjacent to the Montmartre, the Embassy Club maintained a private membership list of 300, including Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson.  By excluding the gawking public, the Embassy Club failed, pulling down the once-popular Montmartre (same owners) with it.

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