Bar manager Drago Cvetkovic
Taking some serious cues from the golden age of Hollywood, Terry’s Lounge at the historic Cypress Inn in Carmel (owned in part by Doris Day) unveiled this past Friday an extensive new cocktail menu that channels the movers and shakers of Tinseltown’s past.
Peppered with quotes by everyone from James Cagney to Cary Grant to Humphrey Bogart to Mae West, the new menu is itself something to behold, divided into sections on whiskey, gin, brandy, and rum, with each drink getting a nice little anecdote on its origin and history.
Consider this: the Sazerac—Old Overholt Rye, Pernod, muddled sugar cube, a dash of bitters, and a lemon twist—was the brainchild of a Creole apothecary in New Orleans.
Then there’s the Orange Blossom, a concoction of gin, … Read More