by Katie Gutierrez and Liana Neri
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. This month, in honor of our September Fall Fashion Issue, we are asking bartenders to create a drink for the fashion-forward patron.
The Bartender: Jenni Jacobson
The Bar: The Drunken Fish, 1 Maryland Plaza, Central West End
The Challenge: Create for us your most trendy and fashionable cocktail.
The Drink: Blue Eyed Asian
Kingston coconut rum
Splash of orange juice
This week’s trendy, eye-catching cocktail comes to us from The Drunken Fish. Bartender Jenni Jacobson whipped us up a visually pleasing yet politically-incorrect “Blue-eyed Asian.” Made by layering blue caracao, Kingston coconut rum, melon liqueur and orange juice, this drink gave us a refreshing burst of fruit, without being too sweet. The orange juice served as a way to dilute some of the sweeter melon liqueur while keeping this martini fruity and light.
What’s your favorite drink? Probably one of our drinks on the menu, The Fountain of Youth. I’ve been making them all summer, sitting out at the lake.
What’s the weirdest request you’ve gotten? A lot of guys come in here and ask for a “non-girly drink” because a lot of our drinks are martinis. So I will just put their martini on the rocks and they love it.
Someone orders ________ and you automatically know they have no idea what they’re talking about.
I had a guy come in once and ask for a Mississippi high ball. Which is ice water. So I made it!