Very Refreshing: Check Out These George Costanza-Themed Cocktails
2016 is going to be a wonderful year for Seinfeld fans. A new bar entirely dedicated to the show’s neurotic George Costanza has just opened in Melbourne, Australia. The spot—aptly named George’s Bar—decorates its walls with pictures of its namesake and some of his most inspirational quotes, and greets patrons with a wise reminder above the door to “Be more like George.”
Sure, George’s Bar already has an expertly crafted cocktail menu. It includes such works of genius as “Draped in Velvet,” the “Hand Model” and the “Summer of George,” but we thought we’d try our own hand at Seinfeldian mixology.
The most mysterious drink on the menu. It’s a classic Dark & Stormy, but with an extra secret ingredient—you’ll never be able to figure out what it is, and it will drive you insane. It’s very strong, and so perfect for for when you want to forget that you just saw your dad walking down the street with a strange caped man.
Any straight alcohol of your choice, served in a jolly mug or thermos. This drink is perfect for surviving your family during the holidays (Festivus, anyone?) and, as it happens, has also been proven to be far more effective at settling the nerves than the repetition of any mantra.
The Butter Shave
Just as butter is “vastly superior to any shaving cream,” so is it vastly superior to any soda, bitters or any other drink mixer. A simple emulsion of melted butter and triple-malt scotch, this drink is rich and luxurious, but very practical and affordable. Garnish with a shave of butter on the top.
You have nothing to hide, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good. This drink looks exactly like a whiskey on the rocks, but is, in fact, just a glass of chilled apple juice. For the person who just really likes apple juice, but also wants to be macho and sophisticated. And besides, as George says, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”
It’s a drink… about nothing! That’s the whole drink! Everyone’s doing something, we’ll do nothing. Patrons and restaurant critics will say, “What’s your drink about?” and we’ll say, “Nothing.” So insane, it just might work.
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