Saint Louis might be known for their delicious hush puppies and toasted ravioli, but it has also recently become one of the hottest spots for bar hopping and finding signature cocktails. As one of the area’s local bars for tasty cocktails and live jazz music, Thurman's in Shaw offers an atmosphere you truly can’t find anywhere else. Their friendly mixologists recommend trying these cocktails during your next pub crawl in Saint Louis.
Best Saint Louis Cocktails
The Midnight Bloom
Saint Louis regulars are all about their bourbon, but if you’re trying the dark liquor for the first time, the “Midnight Bloom” might be a great place for you to start. The drink was created at the Bourbon Days festival in Kentucky and has become an overnight sensation. Made with Four Roses® yellow bourbon — which has a smooth taste, blackberries, mint and club soda — it’s known for being far less overpowering than the taste of many other drinks containing bourbon.
A Mint Julep
Another bourbon delight, the mint julep is a Saint Louis classic. Made of bourbon, mint, and a simple sugar syrup, you won’t find a cocktail more ideal for day drinking. Allow your mixologist to decide the best bourbon to use for the drink, and you won’t be disappointed.
An Irish Car Seat
Similar to an “Irish Car Bomb,” the “Irish Car Seat” consists of a half a pint of Guinness® and a shot of a Kahlua® and Baileys® mixture. The shot is poured into the Guinness before the drink is chugged. You can’t get the full Saint Louis bar scene experience without trying one of these.
A Dark & Stormy
If you like ginger beer, then you’ll love a Saint Louis “Dark and Stormy.” The cocktail combines the love of liquor and ginger as it’s made with rum, lime juice, and ginger beer. It’s the perfect cocktail to get you through the dreary months of winter.
To get a feel for what the heart of Saint Louis has to offer, stop by Thurman’s in Shaw for a drink or a quick bite to eat. Their trained mixologists will prove their expertise by creating an excellent cocktail. Come for the drinks and stay for the entertainment, as their bar and grill is known for their nightly entertainment. For more information on their events, follow them on Facebook or give them a call at (314) 517-6780.