It’s Repeal Day! And at Verde tonight, we’re featuring three classic prohibition-era cocktails… all with a Mexican twist.
Twelve Mile Limit -> “Doce Millas”
The original cocktail takes its name from the U.S. law that banned the consumption of alcohol a dozen miles beyond its shores. It’s known for a especially strong-yet-fruity combination of rum, whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice. We’re replacing the rum and whiskey with two in-house favorites: Camarena blanco tequila and El Buho mezcal. Served on the rocks.
The Ward Eight -> “Los Ocho”
The Ward Eight is a classic whiskey sour with a hint of grenadine, which adds a touch of sweetness. It was created around the turn of the 20th century in Boston and named for the city’s 8th ward. El Jimador is a tequila aged in used American whiskey barrels, so we use the añejo expression for a south-of-the-border twist.
White Lady -> “Dama Blanca”
This pale and ghostly sour cocktail was created in 1919 but later perfected at Harry’s American Bar in Paris. Instead of gin, we use the ever versatile Cazadores reposado tequila, which blends nicely with the lemon, dash of Angostura, and frothy egg white, with a mint sprig to finish. (Pictured) Served up.
Join us for all the fun this evening, beginning at 5pm!