Wondering what to drink on 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel Wednesday?
Perhaps Sex On The Beach
The earliest known invention of the Sex On The Beach cocktail dates back to 1987 in Florida. A distributor had just begun to sell a new product, peach schnapps, in the autumn. With many tourists due for the spring holiday, the distributor devised a contest that would pay the bar that sold the most peach schnapps a bonus of $1000 and the bartender responsible at that bar for the highest sales would receive $100. A young bartender named Ted, working at Confetti's Bar, mixed up a peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice and grenadine cocktail. He came up with the name that reminded of him of the reason people visited Florida for spring break: Sex On The Beach. There are so many variations; order one at Bacchus today.
Perhaps a Mai Tai
The mid-1940’s saw the beginning of the tiki bar craze in California and, with that, the birth of the Mai Tai. (Yup, you heard that right, California. The famously Hawaiian cocktail is a transplant from elsewhere.) Dozens of the Polynesian-themed restaurants opened all over California, each one featuring their own collection of signature cocktails made from rums and tropical fruit juices. Each one of these drinks was served in its own specific tiki-themed glass to add to the novelty of the experience. These tiki bars in the 1940’s are where the Mai Tai and other classic tropical drinks, like the Zombie and the Tropical Itch as well, were born. Choose the one you like and get the 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel so you can order another.
Tomorrow: Throwback to the 1990s and Wes & Rob return with Part 4.