Thursday, February 18, 2010

Behold, the "Weir Royale" Olympic-Theme Cocktail at the Russian Tea Room

When I heard that tonight The Russian Tea Room was planning to debut a new cocktail inspired by Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, of course I had to go check it out. I mean, what could it look like? I was imagining Swarovski crystals and gilded crucifixes. Conveniently, I was right around the corner, so here it is, The Weir Royale:


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It's made with Russian Czar's Gold Vodka, which is distilled through real gold. The Olympic-appropriate vodka is shaken with lemon juice and simple syrup, layered over Blue Curacao and served with a strawberry garnish in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar. Starting tonight, when Weir competes in the long program at the Olympics in Vancouver, the drink will be on the menu at The Russian Tea Room for $14.

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