So up until last night my ability to distinguish between types of whiskey was limited to how much I hated myself after doing a shot. Obviously, this attitude was part of the problem. Whisky is the pretty much the definition of a sippin’ drink and when imbibed correctly OHMYGODISITDELICIOUS.
Anyhow, the point of this post is to gush about the Nihon Whisky Lounge (and to get Alabama Song stuck in your head. Just a little). Not only do they have a ridiculous (entire wall of) selection, expert bartenders and delicious drinks- but it’s super chill atmosphere, even on a Saturday night. We sat comfortably at the bar and had the full attention of the ‘Lead Mixologist’ for a good two hours. Tim and I quickly located a stack of the bar’s business cards and used them to send him doodles, poems, and gracious messages.
|He set most of them up against the front row of display bottles, which made us very happy|
Last night’s setlist
Drink one: Green Man Tea (scotch, green tea liquor, pineapple juice, lime juice)
Drink two: Blood & Sand (scotch, cherry brandy, fresh squeezed orange juice)
Drink three: Healthy pour of Kilchoman. (i said GODDAMN)
Drink four: Cablegram (scotch, fresh muddled ginger and lemon)
A nice classy cherry on top of a wonderful evening – they recommend you drink a glass of water per drink served, which not only extends the lifespan general cognitive capacities but also allows you to appreciate what you’re drinking. Novel concept, I know.
I really need to make a habit of documenting these adventures in #drinksperimentation. Blogging is already an exercise in external memory dumps, may as well make it a platform to easily access crazy recipes for inevitable future thirsty times.