|The Sloe Comfortable Screw (bourbon, sloe gin, peach) photo by Anjali Pinto|
What is mingling with out a little liquid courage? Drinks in the fern bar were notoriously sweet or dairy-based – it was the heyday of the blender after all. Think white Russians, ice cream daiquiris and frozen mudslides. Once again, all designed to encourage a type of homey comfort that can only be achieved while drinking a boozy, fruity concoction on a pink flowered sofa.
McGee’s fern bar will pop up in a restaurant nearly untouched since 1971. The drink menu showcases signature cocktails of the time. His version of a white Russian combines light rum, blackstrap rum, coffee and cream. He will also serve eight other cocktails for $8 including a Singapore Sling with gin, pineapple, and cherry brandy. In addition to cocktails, two shots will be served for $5 each – the Woo Woo made with vodka, peach and cranberry as well as the Melon Ball made with Midori, orange juice and pineapple. They should hold cocktail fans over until Three Dots finally opens under Bub City.