JULEP COCKTAIL CLUB.

cool new happy hour, y’all!  the JULEP COCKTAIL CLUB, located on 41st and pennsylvania, in westport.  (it’s in the same building as port fonda, but you have to walk around the side of the building to find the door)photo 1 (2)well, it’s actually been around for nine months, but i’m a little slow.  this was a cozy, comfy, classy happy hour, chock full of artisanal cocktails laced with old school whiskies and avant garde additions, like apple sauce!  in a cocktail!  love it!

and there were some hot drinks on the menu, too, which i think should always be on a menu.

here are some cocktails you can find on this fun menu…

THE FIG TECHNIQUE Fig-infused JTS Brown Bourbon, honey, cinnamon, lemon, hot water

HARVEST MOON Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, local apple butter, honey, cinnamon, lemon

NELLY BLY Jalapeño infused Wodka Vodka, Dolin Genepy de Alpes, falernum, mint, pineapple, lime, Angostura Aromatic Bitters

CRAZY stuff i can’t even pronounce!!  i had the harvest moon ~ it wasn’t too sweet at all, which is usually what i don’t like about those crazy combo drinks.  but this was really light and well-balanced.

and the munchies were considerate of gluten-sensitive figure watchers, and weren’t super heavy.  they had items like deviled eggs, pickled veggies, and peel and eat shrimp.  tasty!

here’s the 411 on happy hour ~

COCKTAIL HOUR – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 3 PM UNTIL 6 PM

  • 1/2 OFF GLASSES/BOTTLES OF WINE
  • 1/2 OFF BOULEVARD BEER
  • 1/2 OFF ALL WHISKEY
  • $5 MANHATTANS, OLD FASHIONEDS, WHISKEY SOURS, SAZERACS
  • $1 OFF ALL BEER CANS

there’s something for everyone, including sazeracs (whatever the heck those are!)

if you’d like to take a closer look, here’s the website ~ http://www.julepkc.com/

i give JULEP COCKTAIL CLUB…

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trezo mare.

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my first happy hour posting!  i hope to do LOTS of research on this subject in the next year, and deliver a well-rounded list of fantastic happy hours in the kc metro area.  it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it, right???

i realize that you can go on urban spoon and find all the happy hours in town, but that’s too overwhelming for me.  i’ve just started the process, but i will post only the best happy hours ~ the ones i find to be delicious, cheap, and very happy!

i begin in the northland!  did you expect THAT?  this restaurant is just across the bridge, in the beautiful briar cliff village shopping center.  i met two northland high school music teachers for happy hour one friday (no one is more fun than a music teacher ~ don’t forget that), and had a really pleasant experience.  great service, great food and drink, and how about dining al fresco!!  there’s a beautiful view and because it’s higher up, there’s an amalfi coast-like breeze that is so refreshing.  i felt like i had taken a little day trip away from the city.  it was lovely.

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lovely, right?  the wine is cheap and the appetizers are so delicious.  i had marinated olives with my house red of the day…

IMG_0327mmmm….does your mouth water when you see olives?  mine does.

i also had buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, but ate them too quickly to take pictures of them.

here’s the info you need:

TREZO MARE, IN THE BRIAR CLIFF SHOPPING CENTER

HAPPY HOUR TIMES: MON thru FRI 3-6PM; and 9PM – Close + ALL NIGHT on MONDAY

(woo hoo!!!  all night on monday!  what a great idea!)

for a full happy hour menu, here’s the link!   http://www.trezomare.com/happy-hour-2/

my music teacher friends who went with me, recommended i start a rating system.  not sure i should do that yet, since this is my first happy hour, but here goes!

i give trezo mare ~ martini glassmartini glassmartini glass out of five cosmos!!!

CHEERS!