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.