This fall, “picking out a DVD” takes on a whole new meaning at Back Bar, where award-winning Bar Manager Ryan Nightingale has directed a hilarious new list of cocktails inspired by bootleg DVDs.
As Ryan’s third menu for Back Bar, the work is sure to be another cult favourite among cocktail lovers of all ages. The highlight reel features a coffee cocktail, a grapefruit ice cube and subtle paraphernalia, but critics should try each feature for him or herself before awards season starts. Now showing at Back Bar:
There’s Something About Sherry: A cocktail made with Amontillado, amaretto, rum, lemon and bitters served in a hair gel tub. Don’t expect it to tame your mane.
Pineapple Espresso: Catch a buzz with this blend of Bee pollen-infused Ocho blanco, coffee liqueur, fresh espresso and pineapple infused agave served in a bubbler glass that James Franco and Seth Rogan would be proud of.
Sake Kid: Remember what it takes to become a martial arts master and practice “Cobra Kai” with this mix of Funaguchi Sake, Beefeater, lemon, pineapple-yuzu cordial, and matcha tea powder, served in a sake tin.
Crank it to TEN: Step back to the 80’s with Ryan’s ode to “Say Anything” and “Spinal Tap.” A blend of Tanqueray No. TEN, Bianco Vermouth, grapefruit ice and soda, this cocktail is served on a 45 rpm vinyl record.
Ron Burgundy: Become the local television celebrity while sipping on a blend of rum, burgundy syrup and perfume bitters, served in a perfume bottle with a “sex panther” label. Just don’t have too many or you may start questioning your own identity. (I’m Ron Burgundy?)
Cocchi Horror Picture Sloe: Discover the “secret to life itself” in with this cocktail, made with Cocchi amaro, sloe gin, fino and orange bitters, served in a bottle and garnished with garter around the glass.
What’s Eating Gimlet Grape?: Fall in love with Becky this sherry and grape cordial, a dramatic yet romantic cocktail that might bring you to tears.
Back Bar’s classic titles will be showing on Ham & Sherry menus on Ship Street beginning 20 November.