First of all, not all cocktails are totally new in the menu. I kept some cocktails like they are [though I haven't seen drinks like that in the UAE, yet - so for here they are new] - some I gave a mild update... you will see:
The Last Word
Yeah - I had to put this on the menu - as this is a kick-ass cocktail. Really complex and challenging, it is the antipode of an easy nightclub cocktail.
I believe, that you can only convince guests, to get to your more... outlandish creations, if you do some simple drinks right. This gin & tonic will feature a healthy dose of gin [not only 1 shot which is standard, if you are ordering a normal g&t], but also adds orange bitters and a corresponding garnish - a spear of rosemary with a lemon and lime wedge. Later on, I will do my own tonic water - however for this I would need quinine, which is not easy to get in the ME.
People in Rush [especially on the busy promotion nights] are rather club'ish - hence I need to offer also a vodka drink [don't judge me]. A Cape Cod is also known as ordinary Vodka & Cranberry - however the twists are: we replace neutral vodka with an infusion with lemon and thyme; and we will also not use your average cranberry cocktail [your Ocean Spray - which not even contains 5% juice] but will use organic cranberry concentrate and some apple juice [in this case, processed apple juice - fresh doesn't work here to "prolong" the whole mixer]. Club soda makes all a bit fresher and not too concentrated.
Now this are the first three. What do you think? Would love to hear some comments - any comments.
Rush Drinks I
Rush Drinks II
Rush Drinks III