Check back each week as we challenge a new St. Louis bartender extraordinaire to come up with a drink that fits our monthly Thirsty Thursday theme. They’re pulling out all the stops, armed with their most inventive tricks, fresh-squeezed juices, superior liquors and house-made infusions. Their creations are sure to keep your taste buds guessing.
Fountain on Locust, 3037 Locust Street
In the spirit of our August Work Issue, we challenge bartenders to concoct the perfect after-work drink.
1 wild hibiscus flower
1 shot of St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
Fill to the top with champagne
With its delicious food menu, vibrant interior and welcoming vibe, Fountain on Locust is the perfect place to stop in for after-work drinks. Though The Fountain is known for ice cream martinis, (Who wouldn’t welcome one of those after a rough day at the office?) the bar also offers all sorts of other creative cocktails that will help you unwind and relieve that workday stress. When Christine brought out this week’s Thirsty Thursday concoction, the Le Fleur, we couldn’t help but get excited about the hibiscus flower floating in the bottom of our glass…and it tasted just as great as it looked. Cheers!
What’s your favorite drink?
The Harley Quinn, a drink here made with lemonade, limoncello and ginger liqueur.
What’s the weirdest request you’ve ever gotten?
One of our ice cream martinis served in a glass rimmed with cayenne pepper. Even the customer thought it was a bit strong!
Someone orders ________ and you automatically know they have no idea what they’re talking about.
Someone orders campari (a bitter) and then complains that it’s bitter, or someone orders a martini and complains when it’s not pink. I should tell people a martini is just an unfounded mystic name for two shots of vodka—shaken.