Thursday, March 28, 2013
Where to Drink: All the Cocktails at Hard Water!
A few weeks ago we went to check out the interior of Hard Water before it was fully open. And now it's finally here––operating at full steam! Hard Water has some of the best southern food and drink I've ever had. The cocktail menu focuses on New Orleans style drinks, so if you love whiskey this is the place to be. We were so excited that we decided to try all the menu drinks to share a first look.
Here's the complete cocktail list:
And here is what each of the cocktails look like (it was a big night....and a rough morning):
Dixie Cocktail––Not to be confused with the gin and absinthe drink from the Savoy Cocktail Book, this Dixie Cocktail is rich, slow New Orleans classic. It showcases the bourbon perfectly.
Roffignac Cocktail––This drink was one of those potable portals that bring you back to another time in history. It's hard to describe why, but this drink left me speechless.
Mint Julep––this was a fantastic julep. Using Old Fitzgerald bourbon is a perfect choice because it holds up against the ice.
Cocktail a la Louisiane––rich bourbon goodness make this drink a slow-sipper.
Bonus cocktail: Sazerac––perhaps the best in the city. It's the older recipe, which uses a mixture of cognac and rye. It tones down the harshness that some sazeracs tend to have.
The Bourbon Lift—a frothy, fizz of Bourbon, Stumptown coffee liqueur, orgeat, Straus organic cream, and soda water—light, but still delicious and rich. Perfect for coffee fans.
The food is amazing, too. We had the celery hearts with old bay aioli
And the fried banana pie, which was incredible with the Cocktail a la Louisiane
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