Bull & Bear Steakhouse at The Waldorf Astoria is keeping up with the times this summer (the financial times, that is).
Back in the day, New York City's movers and shakers would head to the Waldorf after the closing bell during the stock market's heyday. Sticking true to their history, Bull & Bear has an awesome summertime special going on based on Facebook stock. Since Facebook has often been ending the day in the red, daily cocktail discounts based on the stock market's performance that day are being offered until August 31st.
The flowers are in bloom and there's that special something in the air that no other season has. Yes, spring is finally here and with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of your cocktails. Say goodbye to Hot Toddy's and Mulled Wine and say hello to these delicious classic spring cocktails that are easy enough to make at home.
This is a fairly classic cocktail that most people overlook because of the gin. The strong flavor turns off plenty of people as do the horror stories that always start with "So I finished a bottle of gin" and ends with "and somehow I woke up in jail." Don't believe them! Gin is great for the summer because of its unique taste and the Bees Knees is a simple, yet delicious cocktail. The honey mellows the juniper taste and the lemon juice adds brightness.
While we all go around complaining about $15 dollar cocktails, someone in Kentucky is dropping a G on some mint julep. And that's mere chump change compared to the drink that takes the #1 spot. Here are the ten most expensive cocktails in the world.
10. Kentucky Derby Mint Julep, $1,000, Churchill Downs, KY (above)
This $1k cocktail is made of Woodford Reserve Mint Julep, turbinado sugar, Louisville-grown mint, and ice from a 10,000-year-old glacier. But the expense isn't as much in the ingredients as it's in the experience of drinking out of limited-edition Tiffany & Co. silver cup while watching the 2 minute long race in a really large hat, of course.
9. Original Mai Tai, $1270, Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This is J. Wray & Nephew Jamaican rum sourced from the real Trader Vic Bergeon "Trader Vic" of the 1940's. Only six bottles from the original harvest remain and the Merchant Hotel owns one of them, so they charge an absurd amount of money to really rich people with cash to spare.
The Kentucky Derby is finally here and millions of people will tune in to watch the race tomorrow. Known as the “most exciting two seconds in sports” the Kentucky Derby has been celebrated since 1831 in Louisville, Kentucky and is one of the most attended sports in the United States. Attendees are separated by where they watch the sport from: the infield crowd goes for the drinking and constant flow of booze. The Millionaire’s Circle is where celebrities with their designer hats calmly watch the horses. And then there are those of us that can’t make it to Louisville and watch the event from the comfort of our own homes.
As the summer heat continues throughout the week. While spending the night with friends, why not try cooling down with a mint julep? This refreshing drink will certainly send down a chill or two.
For a serving of 8, you'll need 2 cups of white sugar, 2 cups of water, ½ cup of roughly chopped up fresh mint leaves, as well as 32 fluid ounces of bourbon whiskey and 8 sprigs of fresh mint leaves. After you gather all the ingredients, you will have to make the syrup first. Combine the water, sugar, and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. With high heat, let the water boil dissolving the sugar completely. The syrup should cool for about an hour. Afterwards, remove the mint leaves by straining the syrup.