Purgatory’s far nicer than it sounds.
The Chakra Lounge is owned by the same people as Himalayan Kitchen, a Nepalese restaurant, but don’t try to order chhaang, the saki-like drink of the Himalayas.
The secret to cocktail bliss is the container.
While most of the classic cocktails are minimal, designed to showcase the flavor and aromatics of the base liquor, the Bloody Mary is a rococo, over-the-top concoction.
The Rob Roy is a cocktail made with Scotch whisky (without an e) which is actually not a good idea.
Not the a local whiskey-lovers group Whiskey Drinkers Union: Utah Local 801, co-founded by Jeff Thompson.
Starting in the time of Napoleon, Her Majesty’s Royal Navy ran on rum. Every sailor (not the officers) received a daily rum ration, affectionately called a tot.
Bearing the endearing IBA description “an all day cocktail” the sidecar is indeed named after the motorcycle sidecar, a familiar sight during World Wars I and II.
What’s old fashioned about it? There are lots of theories, but the most popular is that it is most like the original cocktail—liquor, with a little sugar and bitters added for relief.
Salt Lake City is gaining fame as an avid outpost of the craft cocktail movement.