Cocktails at The Whistler start at $6, but some go as high as $12 thanks to hand-carved ice, stolen tiki glassware, and new menus printed daily, among other things. PDT's Jim Meehan examines the $15 price tag — standard in NYC and other locales — in his article for Food & Wine Magazine. It's an interesting read, for sure.
In explaining the $15 cocktail, it’s natural to look for the answer in the glass: Is this liquor worth it? But the value of the alcohol is just a small part of the cost. The truth is, you have to look outside the glass to understand the price of what’s in it…
Thanks to everyone who participated in — and came out to — The Whistler Friends and Family Cocktail Challenge last night. Now you too can make these drinks at home. Here are the winning recipes:
Bremerton by Andrew Diefendorf
Novecento by Tyler Wong
What A Set Off by Demetrius Green
(っ◕‿◕)っ ♥ from URL to IRL by Van Nguyen
Blood in the Water by Drew Rodriguez
Oh My Word by Erik Westra
Ventimiglia by Travis Raebel
The Macedonian by Nicholas Hruza
Oaxacan Phoenix by Brett Schuenemann
The Goodwin by Sam Marino
Drumroll please… and the winners of The Whistler Friends and Family Cocktail Challenge are:
There are some seriously talented home bartenders out there! We received over sixty submissions for tonight’s event and narrowing them down to the ten that will appear on our menu was much harder then we ever imagined — but we sure had fun sampling them all.
Stop by The Whistler tonight and give our favorites a try. And visit our blog again tomorrow for all of the winning recipes.