Continuing its tradition of bringing ingredients fresh from the kitchen into the bar, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will introduce two new cocktails to the Bar79 mixology menu beginning Saturday, March 9.
Perry’s two new cocktail creations – The Blackberry Basil Smash and the Classic Side Car draw inspiration from classics. Perfect for spring, these cocktails are kept light by incorporating fresh ingredients like lemon, lime, basil, pineapple and blackberries.
The Blackberry Basil Smash is made by muddling fresh Basil leaves with fresh pineapple and blackberries, adding Cinco Five Star Vodka (made in San Antonio) along with Amaretto and a splash of freshly pressed lemon juice. After it’s shaken to a frenzy, it’s strained into a tall cocktail glass over fresh ice and garnished with a slapped Basil leaf and a single fresh Blackberry.
Perry’s Classic Side Car is a slight twist on the classic using the classic Limoncello spirit from Southern Italy. Made by adding Hennessy VS Cognac, Grand Marnier, Limoncello, Fresh Sour Mix and Fresh Lime juice to a shaker with ice. The drink is shaken until perfectly chilled and strained into a martini glass and garnished with a long lemon twist.
“We really thought about how these new cocktails would enhance the overall experience of Bar79 at Perry’s,” said Susi Zivanovic, Corporate Sommelier of Perry’s Restaurants. “Since we’re returning to classic pre-prohibition cocktails, we chose to update cocktails that paired nicely with our own classics – like the Side Car and our homemade Polish sausage, which is a recipe that’s been in the Perry’s family since their beginnings as a butcher shop.”
Guests to Perry’s can enjoy these and 14 other unique mixology creations available on the Bar79 menu at special pricing during Social Hour. In addition to cocktails, Perry’s also offers specially priced wines and half-priced bar menu items during Social Hour every Monday-Friday, 4 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays, 4 to 9 p.m.
Founded in 1979, Perry’s is a Houston-based, family-owned business that operates Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, with nine locations in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. For more information, please visit PerrysSteakhouse.com.
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