I stopped by Flamme last night for happy hour (3:30 PM to 7:30 PM), heard some banter about that Margaret Thatcher movie and decided I wanted a cocktail called The Iron Lady. The ever-open minded Paul Mathew agreed to make some adjustments to a Pink Lady by swapping out the gin for whiskey, a typical Thatcher tipple, and even drew a Union Jack on the egg white foam using raspberry syrup and Blue Curacao. (Trust me, it looked exactly like a flag. It has been done an injustice in the pic below due to my crappy phone camera.)
The resulting Iron Lady had plenty of character and a Johnnie Walker kick, though some might find it tart and in-your-face, which would arguably make it even more appropriate. Given the choice, though, I think I’d go for a Titanic II. And for those who are wondering, we kept the Argentine Malbec safely away at the other end of the bar.
Note: The guys from Fontaine absinthe were in Flamme and gave me a sip of the stuff. More on this soon.