Saturday, March 11, 2017

March Cocktail of the Week: The Mexican Water Lilly

In a few weeks Spring will officially begin, and here at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge we can’t wait! And to celebrate this season of rebirth, renewal, and the springing forth of beautiful flowers, we’re offering as our March Cocktail of the Month our own beautiful flower: the Mexican Water Lily.

The Mexican Water Lily is one of our oldest drinks here at Bryant’s, and it’s especially representative of a style of cocktail we make called the Depression Era Drink. For those of you who don’t know, these concoctions—of which we have dozens—are recipes that date back to Prohibition times, and were invented to camouflage the illegal liquor being produced during those years. They’re a little sweet, a little sour, come in a wide assortment of fruit flavors, are flash-blended to frothy perfection, and served on the rocks. Oh, and did we mention they’re all delicious? Especially the Mexican Water Lily, one of our tequila-based Depression Era drinks, which features tangy lemon and velvety apricot notes.Perfect sipping for a Spring afternoon!

The Mexican Water Lily takes its name from a beautiful flower that grows in marshes in the Southern United States and in Mexico. It’s sometimes called the Banana Lily due to its long roots that resemble bananas, and it has bright yellow petals (it’s certainly not a coincidence that our Bryant’s Mexican Water Lily is yellow in color). And while these rapidly growing flowers, though pretty, can sometimes be a nuisance for particular waterways and ecosystems, our Mexican Water Lily is always a welcome perennial, and has been for decades at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge.

Stop in between 5pm and 8pm Sunday through Thursday and consider the Mexican Water Lily for just $5 all month long. 


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