We had high hopes for this bar on Stonegate in old town York England. There’s a vast menu (perhaps too vast…) with seemingly good or interesting ingredients. The space is elaborately decorated with a mysterious vibe including some cool beds to lounge on upstairs (sadly, no AC upstairs). They also sell branded gin and rum. Nightly ghost tours of the old city met outside and depart at 7:30 pm.
This place was very active on Sunday night, far more so than some other venues nearby. As such, the drinks are prepared with speed in mind.
Mrs Mai Tai’s “Amaretto in Da Ghetto” featured spiced rum, muddled blueberries, and Chambord. This should have been right up her alley but while drinkable it ended up flat and thin.
The Mai Tai on their Classic Cocktail menu is listed as “two rums, apricot brandy, lime, pineapple, almond syrup” which seemed worth trying. I asked them to sub orange liqueur for the apricot and as they were preparing it it seemed like it might turn out okay. Until the bartender poured at least three or four ounces of pineapple juice, then shaking it like his life depended on it. Hence the huge froth topping that mostly hid the float of Myers’s. Completely unbalanced.
The Evil Eye got me.