In honor of Cocktail Week, bartenders around town are offering a special drink all week long, created as an homage to their cocktail mentors. Here's a list of all of the available drinks. Throughout the week, we'll be telling you a little bit more about each one.
At The Sinclair, bar manager Dave Werthman is serving Gary the Goon at the bar all week for $10. It's an homage of sorts to Gary, the "uber-creepy bar manager" at Werthman's first gig behind the bar as an 18 year old in Kansas City.
Gary the Goon is made of 1.5 Le Compte Calvados, 1/2 ounce Clement Creole Shrubb ("an orange rum-based liqueur from Martinique, often compared to Grand Marnier, but so much better, less sweet, and lighter," says Werthman), 1/3 ounce Bitterman's Amere Nouvelle, 3 dashes Reagan's Orange bitters, and Herbsaint rinse. Guests can wash it down with a "Sinclair," a $1 beer back chaser (much more Gary's style). Don't know if I would call him a mentor," said Werthman, "but he did give me a chance, so here ya go, Gary."
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