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Dance Specialty Cocktails

Tango

Vida Mezcal, Tempus Fugit Violette, Hibiscus, Lime, Agave, Basil Seeds – Served Over Ice

A seductive ballroom dance known for its dramatic postures and pauses that developed in the bars and brothels of nineteenth century Buenos Aires.

tango dance

IRISH JIG

Teeling Irish Whiskey, Sacred Bond, Lemon, Honey, Chrysanthemum – Served Over Ice

Jig means to jump, which is an apt description for this bouncy folk dance made up of kicks, jumps and lightening fast foot work.

irish jig dance

Moon Walk

Mi Campo Blanco, Escubac, Kalamansi, Agave, Coconut Milk
– Served On Crushed Ice

Though most associated with Michael Jackson, James Brown, 1970’s wrestlers and Dick Van Dyke also used this move, which creates the illusion of moving backwards while walking forward.

moonwalk dance

Twist

Botanist Gin, Martini & Rossi Bitters, Cointreau, White Port
– Served Up

A world wide dance craze set off by Chubby Checker with his 1959
song that taught Americans how to swivel their hips. Inspired the
Mashed Potato, the Swim, and the Funky Chicken.

twist dance

Charleston

George Dickel Rye, Rancia, Averna, House Smoked Cocoa Bitters – Served Over House Cut Cube

A 1920’s jazz era dance popular with flappers – rebellious young women with short hair and shorter dresses. Banned from many dance halls because it was too scandalous.

charleston dance


Cha Cha

Havana Club Classico, Beet Pineapple Shrub, Ginger, Soda
– Served Over Collins Cube

A Cuban dance that may be named after the triple step the dancers
feet make – cha cha cha – or a West Indian seed pod used to make
musical rattles called the cha-cha.

cha cha dance

MACARENA

Kronstadt Aquavit, Lime, Macadamia Orgeat, Bitters
– Served Up

An earworm of a song accompanied by a Latin line dance that swept the nation in the mid 90’s. The lyrics are based on a woman who dances with soldiers to get back at her boyfriend.

macarena dance

Harlem SHake

Sun Liquor Vodka, Dill, Papaya, Lemon, Sparkling Wine
– Served Up

A herky jerky, frenetic dance style born on the streets of Harlem in the early 80’s. Was recently repopularized when it became a meme.

cha cha dance

Stage Dive SLUSHY

Rotating recipe – always cool, smooth & tasty – ask
your bartender about today’s concoction – Served Long

Started by Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison and perfected by punks
this practice involves climbing up on stage at a show and diving off into the crowd hoping to be caught.

cha cha dance

Garage Specialty Cocktails


Sun Dress

Volstead Vodka, Suze Bitters, Watermelon, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Lemon, Saline – Served up

A casual dress favored by women in the summer that usually exposes legs, shoulders and other tanned skin.



Mashie

Wild Turkey Bourbon, Lustau Brandy, Peach, Dill, Lemon, Bitters – Served over ice

Old style golf club with an iron head used for middle distances or lofting the ball. Comparable to the modern day 5-iron.



LAVA LAMP

Smirnoff Vodka, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, Aperol, Raspberry, Lemon – Slushy

A groovy fixture associated with all things counter cultural and psychedelic in late 60’s and early 70’s. Better at creating mood, than actual light.



Dart Board

Vida Mezcal, Pueblo Viejo Añejo Tequila, Honey, Ginger, Lemon – Served over a cube

A circular board marked with numbered segments, used as a target in the game of darts. Usually made from compressed bristles.



Romance Novel

Dewar’s 12yr Scotch, blackberry & Coffee Shrub, Lemon – Served over ice

A genre of literature that focuses on love, passion and unlikely romantic relationships. Also known as a bodice ripper.



Snow Shoes

George Dickel Rye Whiskey, Smoked Pineapple, Pecan Orgeat, Lime, Bitters – Served over crushed ice

A specialized shoe that allows the user to travel easily over heavy snowfall by distributing weight over a larger area to avoid sinking.



Rusty Hammer

Havana Club Añejo Rum, Dow’s White Port, Palo Cortado Sherry, Pedro Ximénez SherrySaline – Served up

Hand tool used to drive nails, fit parts together or break them apart. Gets rusty when iron in the tools reacts with oxygen in the air, forming iron oxide.



Friendship Bracelet

Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Tamarind, Ginger, Honey, Lemon – Served long over crushed ice

A token of friendship usually exchanged between young girls. Handmade from several strands of brightly colored thread.



Fly Rod

Botanist Gin, Hidalgo Manzanilla Sherry, Lillet Blanc, Chili, Gomme, Lime, Saline – Served long over ice

A light, extremely flexible fishing rod especially designed to cast flies or artificial lures designed to look like an insects.