Naming our house cocktails is always fun around here. We create a drink then talk about what it evokes - words, themes, people, songs, books, movies, places. Having changed our house cocktail list six times in the 15 months we’ve been open, we’re getting pretty good at the process. Sometimes however, drinks are made around a name.
Months before we opened, we discovered Rose and Harry Zarem were former owners of the building that now houses The Sparetime. Their son Bobby told us stories about running around the place when he was a boy. To honor the past as well as a living local legend, we knew that one day there would be, “The Rose Zarem.”
Last summer, when cucumbers were abundant at Forsyth Farmers’ Market, Jane started using them to infuse vodka. It turned out really well and when added to fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, served over ice, topped with seltzer and just a few drops of potent rosewater, we knew we had a refreshing and delicious cocktail as well as the one that fit the name.
We make a lot of cocktails that are more esoteric and interesting, but The Rose Zarem has the best story and hasn’t come off the menu since we put it on - we wouldn’t dare.
Inspired by an article in last week’s NY Magazine, here are a few of our own…
Savannah is a notoriously late night city. Try going out before 10pm or earlier in the week. You will see people you don’t normally see, the atmosphere is more relaxed and actual conversation can happen.
Well-groomed ladies and gentlemen always shine.
Keep Your Peeps in Line
Think it’s attractive to be the one cool person in a group of douche-bags? Think again. The company you keep is a direct reflection of you. Keep your bitches in check, find a new entourage or, better yet, fly solo.
…to a point. Know where that point is and stop before we’re all grossed out.
Treat the Staff Well
Be cool. Tip well. The staff can be your greatest allies in the game.
Chivalry is not dead, especially here in the South.
Do not have the bartender send drinks over to someone - we hate doing it plus it’s the cliché of clichés. There is also nothing more boring than talking about all the time you spent in Brooklyn or all the bands from Brooklyn you are friends with or Brooklyn, in general.
Be a Tourist
Venture out into the great unknown, strike up conversation with someone outside of your circle. Everyone loves a novelty.
Be a Professional
Eat. Drink water. And, unless you’re into unfortunate hook-ups that you won’t even remember but your friends will laugh about for months, don’t get wasted.
There is nothing sexier.
scored this beautiful RSD reissue today, come have a listen
Friday | April 5th | Upper Level