St. Louis’ Retreat Gastropub announced its new fall/winter cocktail menu. Travis Howard and Tim Wiggins, the team behind Retreat Gastropub and the new restaurant and bar, Yellowbelly, offer a new menu of eight “House Cocktails,” each named after classic board games. The menu is available starting October 31.
The perfect winter warmer, the Sorry! cocktail brings the heat with Espolon Reposado, Angostura, Argo de Chile, Ancho Reyes, rhubarb, ginger and lime. Professor Plum offers a taste of the holidays with plum-infused rum, Damson gin, bitters and allspice as well as a tropical punch from passionfruit, coconut, and lime.
Queen Frostine features butterfly pea powder, an organic flower powder that turns from blue to purple when it interacts with citrus. The cocktail also features aged rum, orange, almond, persimmon, damiana and lime. And if you’d like to get in the true spirit of playing games, Guess Who allows a bartender to ask you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions pertaining to your “perfect cocktail,” and then they get to create something for you. See the full cocktail menu below.
Tim Wiggins says of the new drinks, “This menu is all about having as much fun with cocktails as you would playing your favorite board games. Everyone can relate to hunkering down in the winter and playing these with family and friends. These drinks celebrate those memories while keeping the flavors fresh and exciting.”
oak aged cachaça, bowmore 12 year, averna, sherry, fig, coffee bitters
old forester signature, caperitif, suze, grilled pear, honey, lemon, black pepper
plum infused rum, damson gin, passionfruit, coconut, allspice, lime, bitters
aged rum, orange, almond, persimmon, damiana, lime, butterfly pea
neisson rhum, poblano, guava, grapefruit, sherry, lime, salt
allow your bartender to ask you yes or no questions pertaining your perfect cocktail
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japanese whisky, cynar, dry sherry, pimento dram, pamplemousse, house bitters
espolon reposado, angostura, argo de chile, ancho reyes, rhubarb, ginger, lime
In addition to the house cocktails, Retreat Gastropub also offers a curated list of craft beer and wine, classic cocktails, “Retreat” classics, shrub cocktails and more. Beyond a thoughtful bar program, Retreat is home to guest favorite dishes such as the Farmhouse Burger, the Bread Pudding and their inventive take on Poutine. Retreat has received a multitude of accolades, including: “Best New Restaurant” list features in Sauce Magazine, Feast Magazine, St. Louis magazine and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; being featured on the 2016 and 2017 St. Louis Post Dispatch Ian Froeb’s “Top 100 Restaurants” lists; winning the 2016 Riverfront Times Viewer’s Choice award for Favorite New Restaurant; and many more.