Rethink Your Drink
September 20, 2015
Katie, our beloved Service Manager, has been working for the past two months tweaking and fine tuning a new drink menu so epic that it will make your head spin…that may or may not be the alcohol making you spin, but you get the point. You probably have seen some of the drinks already as we have been perfecting them for the past few weeks. And we believe we have created a premium drink list that suits everyone’s taste buds. We believe that HK on the Bay is pushing the boundaries of what you can do with liquor. This includes making limonchello two ways, infusions and creating our own simple syrup. Could we purchase limonchello or simple syrup? Absolutely. Would it be cheaper to do so? Absolutely. Do we want to cut corners to provide a cheaper product? Absolutely not.
When coming up with the idea of a premium cocktail list we first asked ourselves, why use premium liquor?
People all around the world will have their own brand of alcohol that they prefer. Some people go for the expensive ones because the name it carries on the bottle, but some just want to drink as less costly as possible. You definitely will find guests in HK on the Bay drinking different kinds of alcohol and you probably may have wondered what difference those alcohols would have.
There are hundreds of liquor providers out there, some cheap and some that are fairly expensive that are competing for the attention of the masses (Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Patron…etc.). A little comparison on the two may enlighten and answer some questions that alcohol drinkers would have.
Expensive alcohols are more pure and are made with better ingredients, so if there is any benefit from drinking more expensive alcohol, that could be one of its good points. Whilst cheaper liquor may have poor ingredients that might be more harmful and hazardous to one’s health. Though cheap and expensive alcohol would have the same amount of percentage of alcohol, most alcohol drinkers claim that expensive liquor will give you less of the irritating aftermath of drinking, the devilish hangover. We’ve all experienced one and claim that we will never have a drink again…until the next time. Expensive liquor and alcohol gets distilled more which makes it purer compared to cheap alcohol. Cheaper alcohol is distilled less, thus has a lower quality. The cost of alcohol will also be based on how many times it gets distilled as this increases and improves the quality of the alcohol. Since the distillation process lessens and reduces the amount of the end product, this results to the high priced quality alcohol sold to the market.
Compared to cheap alcohol, the more expensive ones are more complex in their depth of flavor, and of course has higher quality. The more money you will have to spend on an alcohol will determine the quality and satisfaction that you will get. Less expensive alcohol will more likely have more impurities in it compared to the more expensive brands. Cheap alcohol may have more unwanted contents in it that are not being rid of because they have less distillation process. These alcohols commonly leaves a sting or a bad taste on your throat after drinking.
In a nutshell, drinking expensive alcohol will give you a better drinking experience, however, considering one’s health, both expensive and cheap alcoholic beverages will still have the same effect to people. Since our liver does not have eyes, all alcohol will certainly look just the same to it! One still needs to be aware of the hazards of drinking alcohol and the damages that it can cause to one’s health. Moderate drinking is still advised if totally unavoidable.
We want you to drink better, even if you drink less. We understand that this isn’t what the market wants you to think. Most restaurants and bars want you to drink more and don’t care if you drink cheaply or expensively. We would rather you enjoy your cocktail and the depth of flavors that we have created with these eight new premium cocktails. Katie used all premium spirits when coming up with our cocktail list, including from Richmond, Virginia.
Pleasure House Pommarita
Chesapeake Bay Lemonade
Lookout Lemon Martini
The White Cap
23 Mile Isle
Rethink your drink and try one of these premium cocktails on Saturday September 26th!