Drink of the Week: Town Talk Diner's Jackson Pollock
Town Talk Diner
2707 E. Lake St., Mpls.
The Town Talk Diner has always been at the forefront of this
movement, so it seemed fitting to give a shout-out to this drink
celebrating Pollock's experimentalist art. The bartenders at Town
Talk clearly love their craft, and are so hospitable with their guests,
offering samples of new creations, and inhales of delicate
flower-scented liqueurs. Our bartender seemed truly delighted to show
us how he makes this drink: starting with basil oil at the
bottom--Bombay gin, sparkling wine, and house-made grapefruit/lime sour
are then drizzled in to achieve a Monet-ish result as the basil oil
dots the drink like the first grass of springtime. The citrus flavors
smooth out the pine of the gin, and together achieve unity. And if this
drink does not grab you, the bartenders of The Town Talk will be happy
to commission your cocktail out of the limitless colors of their palate.