DIY Kon-Tiki Cocktail List Completion

Thanks to Chris Day for making me a Virgin’s Downfall at The Kon-Tiki the other night. This Missionary’s Downfall riff features Mezcal, which is why I always avoided it. But, as a matter of fact, it was delicious! Minty and fresh with some complex flavors that truly worked together.

Which means I’ve now sampled all the cocktails on Kon-Tiki’s third menu revision (first introduced in fall 2019), as tracked by the handmade checklist card I printed out over a year ago. I’m looking forward to the new menu that surely is coming soon.

The Kon-Tiki and their sister properties Palmetto and The Kon-Tiki Room announced yesterday that they are going to require patrons to be vaccinated (or have a negative test) starting in August. As of this week you have be vaxxed to sit at the bar, which is what I did and had a great time talking to Jeff Hall and some other barflies. And you can bet that this policy is going to make me more comfortable patronizing these places, as well as being safer for the staff.

It is going to need to start to get a lot more difficult for non-vaxxed folks to have access to nice things, or we’re going to have to do another round of shutdown and business closures.

2 Replies to “DIY Kon-Tiki Cocktail List Completion”

  1. Ridiculous and condescending. I’ve been vaccinated but I respect the wishes of those who, for a variety of reasons, haven’t or who feel, in a democratic society, that they shouldn’t have to show their‘papers’ to prove their worthiness. Unless you’re old or have medical problems, you have little to fear at this point from the virus. Get vaccinated and lets move on.

  2. For individuals who have auto-immune disorders or some other legit medical reason to not get the COVID vaccine, I respect that. But everyone know that’s a very small portion of the population and not all who I’m talking to. Yes, in a very condescending way – because I’ve done what I’m supposed to do for our society to get out of this pandemic. Everyone who can should get this vaccine, but because a bunch of deplorables and ignorant vaccine deniers don’t want to, well yes we’re going to have to start making life difficult for those people. Which means “showing your papers” to get into our favorite watering holes and event spaces.

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