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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fort Worth Gets "Lucky"

Fort Worth just got a little luck. No really, Bailey's Prime Plus in Fort Worth is getting a new cocktail menu created by their bar director Eddie "Lucky" Campbell and creative consultant Michael Martensen.

This is something to look forward to if you're already a fan of The Usual's anomalous and matchless creations.

I met "Lucky" a little more than a year ago when he was a bartender at Bolsa in the Dallas Bishops Arts District. His enthusiasm for his concoctions reminded me of a child with a new magic trick, or like Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail.

He volunteered to make my friend and me samples of his favorites, and the drinks were an experience in themselves. It's great when the drinking is a culinary experience and less of a "how-drunk-can-I-get" experience. They were all unique with fresh and new flavors.

Below is a list of what you will find on the newly available cocktail menu.

The Trophy Wife
Grey Goose, St. Germaine Liqueur, White Cranberry, Lime Juice, Lavender Bitters and Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters

Sloe Gin Fizz
Bombay Gin, Bitter Truth Sloe Gin, Egg White, Lemon Juice, Cane Syrup, and Club Soda

Watermelon Basil Gimlet
Wodka Vodka, Fresh Watermelon, Lime Juice, Cane Syrup and Basil

Rock & Rye Old Fashion
West on 7th
Milagro Silver Tequila, Lime Juice, Muddled Cucumber Mint, Bitter Truth Celery Bitters & Club Soda with a Salt Rim

Makers Mark Whiskey, Lime Juice, Peach Puree, Cane Syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters and Ginger Beer

Rock & Rye Old Fashion
Ri1 Whiskey infused with house spices and citrus, Angostura Bitters and Club Soda

Painkiller no. 2
Flor da Cana 7yr, Falernium, Coco Lopez, Pineapple juice, Orange Juice, and grated nutmeg

Annie Oakley
Apricot infused Deaths Door White Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Cane Syrup, Angostura Bitters and Mint Garnish

Papa Pina’
Portón, Pisco All Spice Dram, Lime Juice, Pineapple Syrup and Fever Tree Ginger Ale

Psst ... "Bailey’s Happy Hour features $5 house wines, $2 off signature cocktails, $2 off domestic beers and half off all items on the Bailey’s bar food menu, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.," according to a press release.