In honor of Cocktail Week, some talented Boston-area drink personnel have created special cocktails that serve as homages to their mixology mentors. These drinks will be available all week long; consult the following information to learn where to find each one. And stay tuned — the story behind each drink will be revealed later in the week.
51 Lincoln: Tim, Ryan and I ($13) by bar chef Ginny Edwards — a Bone Crusher-inspired drink dedicated to Ryan McGrale (No. 9 Park) and Tim Hagney (The Gallows).
City Landing: Mondays With Rudy ($12) by head bartender Rob Haberek — a bittersweet gin and Chartreuse drink dedicated to Rudy De La Roca, with whom Haberek worked at Sel de la Terre.
Eastern Standard: Linden Park ($12) by beverage programs liaison Bob McCoy — a Manhattan variant dedicated to McCoy's two mentors, Bob McCoy Sr. (his father) and Jackson Cannon. Ask for the drink by name throughout the week.
Emerald Lounge: A spin on the Ward Eight ($13) by bar manager Teodora Bakardzhieva, dedicated to two Toms — Tom Hussion, who invented the cocktail at Locke-Ober in 1898, and another Tom whose last name Bakardzhieva doesn't recall, who taught her how to make the cocktail in 2011 (also at Locke-Ober).
Harvest: The Tar Bar ($10) by bartender Kelly Unda — a rye and birch beer drink dedicated to Keith Fleming, with whom Unda worked at Spire, a restaurant that KO Prime replaced in the Nine Zero Hotel in 2007.
Lineage: The Yukon Cornelius aka the Silver and Gold cocktail ($11) by head bartender Rob Dunn — an El Jimador and ginger Christmasy drink dedicated to Brendan Pratt, who trained Dunn at Lineage. Ask for the drink by name throughout the week, and keep an eye out for it to appear on the winter menu.
Russell House Tavern: The Homans ($10) by bar manager Sam Gabrielli — an Arrack and shrub drink dedicated to Alex Homans, who mentored Gabrielli at Temple Bar.
Saloon: The Tom Bomb ($10) by bar manager Derek McCusker — a rye and ginger beer drink dedicated to Tom Mastricola, Saloon's opening bartender.
The Sinclair: Gary the Goon ($10) by bar manager Dave Werthman — an orange rum-based liqueur drink washed down with a beer back chaser dedicated to Gary, an "uber creepy bar manager" at a defunct comedy club in Kansas City where Werthman was a short order cook who sometimes worked the bar on busy nights. Order the drink at The Sinclair's bar all week.
The Tip Tap Room: Kentucky Italian ($12) by bar manager Nick Giannotti — a bourbon and Fernet drink dedicated to Ethan Armstrong, who helped Giannotti write his first menu, which was very "whiskey-forward." The drink will be a "blackboard special" all week.
Towne Stove and Spirits: Brenda's Spice and Sass ($13) by bar manager Sarah Baker — a tequila and Tabasco drink dedicated to Brenda Mary, with whom Baker worked at Vox.
Trina's Starlite Lounge: The Mastri-Cola ($10) by Josh Childs, owner of Trina's Starlite Lounge — a deconstructed rum and Coke dedicated to Tom Mastricola, "one of the founding fathers of the craft cocktail scene."
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