Prohibition cocktail culture has not only had its day in the sun, it's had two days in the sun. Or rather, two heydays. Barmen and women might be loathe to release their death grip on all the affectation, tools of the trade, and tinctures related to 1920s drinking culture because let's face it: That stuff is cool.
But we drinkers? We may be ready for something new. So kudos to Jesse Held and team over at Constantine for trying to push the cocktail shaker beyond sidecars and gimlets and somewhere into the future. What lies in that future? We know not, but that's what makes it exciting.
Case in point: At their upcoming event on November 17, the Constantine team will make custom drinks inspired by the music of Atmosphere and Brother Ali. How's that? Well, you gotta go to know.
Can they do it? Will your libation scream giant albino with the heart of a black man? Or, will it say when life gives you lemons make vodka lemonade?
We don't know. Maybe the good folks of Constantine don't even know. But hey, at least it ain't predictable. Move over sidecar. We're ready for hip-hop cocktails instead of hipster cocktails.
Tuesday, November 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
Constantine in the Hotel Ivy
1115 2nd Ave. S., Mpls.