Tony Abou-Ganim’s Pomme & Circumstance is the perfect Election Day libation
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 (3:02 p.m.)
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
Election Day is near. Head to T-bones Chophouse & Lounge and get in the spirit with Pomme & Circumstance ($12), a scrumptious classic-style cocktail created by Tony Abou-Ganim.
The star ingredient in what Tony describes as “a little taste of fall in a glass” is Laird’s Applejack. The cider spirit has been a favorite of presidents for centuries: George Washington requested the Laird family to supply Applejack for Revolutionary War troops; Lincoln served it at his Illinois tavern; and some say free-flowing Applejack was the tipping point for William Henry Harrison to win the election of 1841. Over a hundred years later, Lyndon Johnson presented a case to Alexei Kosygin before negotiating better U.S.-Soviet relations. No matter who you vote for, with the Pomme & Circumstance, we all have a reason to party.
Pomme & Circumstance
2 oz. Laird’s Applejack
1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. ginger syrup
2 oz. cloudy, unfiltered apple juice
chilled Fever Tree ginger beer
apple slices for garnish
Method: In a mixing glass, add Laird’s, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup and cloudy apple juice. Shake with ice until well blended. Strain into an ice-filled goblet and top with chilled ginger beer. Stir to mix and garnish with a fan of apple slices.
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The casino features features 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games including blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, roulette, a 206-seat Race and Sports Book with a 96-foot video wall a 20-table smoke-free poker room open 24 hours a day, a 600-seat bingo hall with separate smoking and non-smoking sections, open 7 days a week with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., a 20-seat keno lounge and a private high-limit room.
A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since opening and named one of the world's best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Red Rock redefines casino resort architecture by incorporating natural light, a convenient layout and the comforts of a modern lifestyle.
The centerpiece of the property is the three-acre pool complex with 19 cabanas and swim-up gaming. Its location allows for balcony views from several of the property's restaurants and Cherry Nightclub. Aside from Cherry, guests can grab a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge.
Dining spans the globe at Red Rock with more than 10 restaurants, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese fusion of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a bit of everything at the Feast Buffet.
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