For the “Glass in the Garden” menu, available through October 15, cocktail pros Tim Wiggins and Kyle Mathis were influenced by the Chihuly exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden, among other places to see colorful blown glass. The colorful drinks on the “Glass in the Garden” seasonal menu at Le MeridienSt. Louis Clayton came about through a synergistic collaboration with Bangers Only, a new consultancy from local cocktail icons Tim Wiggins and Kyle Mathis.
With those bright, clear visuals in mind, here’s what the Bangers Only team crafted for Café la Vie:
Jasmine Chandelier: Buffalo Trace bourbon, jasmine-infused sweet vermouth, and bitters
Glacial Spike: Grey Goose vodka, pineapple, coconut, blue curaçao, lemon juice, and ginger beer
Translucent Garden: Hendricks gin, aloe vera liqueur, Velvet Falernum, Lillet Blanc, and lime acid
Golden Hour Daiquiri: Appleton Jamaican rum, Big Heart Tea Co’s Sunshine Dust, almond orgeat, and lime juice