Location: 611 Supreme, 611 Pine St. at Belmont, 328-0292
Name: Justin Clark
Name Your Poison: The Pearadactyl: Clear Creek pear brandy, green chartreuse, cointreau, O.J., and lemon juice. "It's basically a fancied-up pear brandy sidecar," Justin said, noting that some people think it needs a dash of champagne, but he prefers it this way.
Why the Pearadactyl? "I just like sidecars in general, although this is my second-favorite drink. My real favorite costs too much."
Well, tell us what it is. "It's half Chinaco Anejo tequila and half Courvoisier as a sidecar on the rocks...but that's a $30 cocktail."
My thoughts on Justin's First Call drink: I love this pear brandy (as a float on champagne especially!), so my heart leapt when I saw him break out the bottle. Then when I saw the proportion he'd be using to make the drink, my eyes boggled. The blend of pear flavor and the 130 plant extracts that go into the chartreuse was sweet, but in a macho way due to its high alcohol content. Kinda like getting knocked upside the head with a bunch of flowers. They say the Pterodactyl was the first vertebrate to evolve flight, and after sipping this bad boy, I believe I can fly.
We <3 Justin! Other reasons you'll want to post up at 611: Comfy barstools, low light, aged bourbon, hip hop, friendly people, and if you're lucky, color-changing alcohol magic tricks.