Monday, February 20, 2012

Peninsula Hotel Bar: Elderberry Smash

I'll tell you a story.  A few years ago, a co-worker and I would sometimes hit up Bar Louie after work to do some non-work bonding.  Never been the hugest fan of Bar Louies myself, but there was this drink on their menu that I WAS a fan of - called the Shady Lady.  Beyond the hilarious name - it was a cocktail with muddled mixed berries, and I do love berries.  Usually a wine or beer girl, it was exciting to me to have a mixed drink I enjoyed.  A few years went by, and eventually Bar Louie took it off its menu.  I was OUTRAGED!  But what can you do?  It is what it is, and then later the Bar Louie by my job closed anyway.

Fast forward to a few months ago when another co-worker brought me to another drinking establishment by my job, the bar at the Peninsula Hotel.  I was lured there due to talk of beautiful interior and fireplace... and what do you know?  Double plus bonus: I see a muddled berry cocktail on the menu that is the closest thing to my Shady Lady drink I've ever seen!  Super delicious - totally sold.  

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:  the Elderberry Smash...

$12.00 - but who even CARES?  I would spend $20 on this baby.  The world has been righted.

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