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Thanks Gawd Friday’s Gone: Here’s a great cocktail called The Worker Bee from Tommy Bahama
Thank Gawd it’s Friday. Time for a Cocktail
Tommy Bahama has built great watering holes across three continents and when his expert bartenders offer a new cocktail, I pay attention.
Leading the charge in the great whiskey wars, TB has created a cocktail anyone can relate to. Anyone, that is, who is just over the vodka malaise.
Here it is. Tommy Bahama’s Cocktail for the very good Friday. Oh I know it’s a week away, but that gives you time to practice. May I have another?
Tommy Bahama’s Worker Bee
Just the ticket for those falling out of offices on Friday afternoon
2 parts Jim Beam® Bourbon
1 part Aperol® Aperitif**
1 part St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
1 part honey lemon elixir*
Build in a mixing glass.
St. Germain Elderflower liqueur has a delicate flavor and a hefty price tag. At my liquor store they sell a kind of mini bottle that would work just fine for cocktails without adding to the national debt.
Shake with a Boston shaker until chilled.
Strain into glass.
- Honey Lemon Elixer is simply what your Dutch uncle Fred used to recommend to heal the common cold. A dab of honey, a squeeze of lemon stirred together with a bit of hot water. Add a shot of whiskey and you’ll feel better immediately. Drizzle a bit into your cocktail.
** Aperol is yet another of the legion of Italian bitters that just smooth out the rough edges from a cocktail. If you don’t have it, feel free to substitute Campari. It’s slightly more alcoholic, but whoever said that was a bad thing?
About Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – NYC: Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is the ideal location for lunch, dinner or Happy Hour. This two-story flagship offers something for everyone: the hip, intimate Marlin Bar features barrel-aged rum and hand-crafted cocktails, while the light, bright second-floor dining room feels like an oasis in the midst of the urban jungle.