CultureMap Bottoms Up! Video
Mongoose versus Cobra conjures up a dreamy cocktail inspired by singer RoyOrbison & Blue Velvet
While there are no pumpkin-flavored libations on the menu at Mongoose versus Cobra, the blood-red Roy Orbison cocktail seems fitting for this Halloween edition of Bottoms Up!
Shafer Hall, bartender extraordinaire, and Mike Sammons, who along with Ian Rosenberg co-owns Mongoose versus Cobra, set out to create a drink centered around bitters, a favorite ingredient.
The result is a beverage for the adventurous spirit; the Roy Orbison is spicy and sweet with hints of clove, cinnamon and allspice, perfect for fall.
The result is a beverage for the adventurous spirit; the Roy Orbison is an unusual Angostura bitters-based cocktail served up. It’s spicy and sweet with hints of clove, cinnamon and allspice, perfect for fall.
The duo pays homage to Orbison with the name. The drink’s description, which simply reads, "Because it came to us in a dream," not only points to Orbison’s song, “In Dreams,” but is also an inside wink to a scene from David Lynch’s thriller Blue Velvet.
Also for the adventurous: Tuesdays, you never know what surprise awaits you on the bar menu. Centered around an historical event that happened the same day, Imperial Andy's Tuesday Cocktail List offers up a handful of aptly themed cocktails in addition to the regular menu.
For instance, in recognition of the day the Blue Diamond was stolen in Paris, Andy's list saw the likes of a Diamond Fizz, Blue Diamond, Blue Lady, and Blue Martini.
Bottoms Up! and Happy Halloween from Mongoose versus Cobra and CultureMap.
1 egg white
2 oz (60 dashes) Angostura
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Hard-shake all ingredients and strain up; garnish with a lemon peel.