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Gershwin`s Bar CocktailS


Most cocktail aficionados might recognize that formula from drinks such as the Old Fashioned and Sazerac. Some geeks out there might even be aware that before the invention of bitters, cocktails were known as “slings,” which comes from the German word “schlingen,” meaning to swallow quickly.

The first time the word “cocktail” is recorded as being used in the U.S. was on April 28, 1803 in a publication called The Farmers’ Cabinet and in the UK there is a reference to the “cock-tail” even earlier in The Morning Post and Gazetteer in London, England on March 20, 1798.

Could the cocktail be an English invention? The Punch was, after all.

Not that any of this really matters, anyway, because the word cocktail has been misused for many years now.

It is used as a header for the entire category of mixed alcoholic drinks, whether they are highballs, punches, fizzes or sours.

Seville Orange Gin Fizz - 9.50
Chase Seville orange gin, peach, bitters & Mediterranean tonic

Mixed Berry Mojito - 8.00
Rum, mint, lime and fresh berries

Oliver’s Twist - 8.00
Rum, Chambord, lime and a dash of soda

Pornstar Martini - 9.50
Vodka, Passoa, vanilla, passionfruit and apple juice

Bourbon Renewal - 9.50
Bourbon, lemon juice, cassis, a dash of bitters

Mango Margarita - 9.50
Tequila, Cointreau, mango and lime juice

Negroni - 10.00
Bombay Saphire gin, Martini bitters, Martini Rosso, orange peel

French Martini - 10.00

Vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice

Espresso Martini - 10.50
Vodka, Kahlua and a shot of espresso

Long Island Iced Tea- 11.00
Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, citrus and a dash of cola


Innocent Passion (Mocktail) - 5.50
Orange, passionfruit and lime juice with grenadine

Strawberry Virgin Mojito (Mocktail) - 5.50
Fresh strawberry, mint and lime with lemonade