Japanese Cherry Popper from STK/Atlanta
The Japanese Cherry Popper is not for the faint of heart, and it’s part of STK/Atlanta‘s newest T&A menu. Get your mind out of the gutter! This “T” is all about Tito’s Vodka- the oldest (legal) distillery in Texas! Muddling jalapenos and cherries is how this libation begins, and it finishes with more heat from 18.21’s bitters featuring lime and chili. Wooo! Can you feel it? No worries. That heat is tempered with the cherries and a bit of simple syrup. This is the perfect drink for mixing with friends while dinner is still in the kitchen…or head to STK/Atlanta for the real deal.
Japanese Cherry Popper: The Recipe
Muddle 1 small slice of jalapeno and 2 maraschino cherries
1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
4 drops of 18.21 Japanese Lime and Chili Bitters
Beginning Thursday, February 11, 2016, STK/Atlanta will feature a new wallet-friendly “T&A” menu (a.k.a. Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Apps) every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring handcrafted Tito’s cocktails with 18.21 Bitters and elevated bar bites created by Executive Chef Mark Alba, all menu items are just $5.
To celebrate the launch of the new T&A cocktail and bar bites menu, STK will host a launch party that same evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You are invited to enjoy complimentary samplings of the new Tito’s cocktails and new bar bites menu, a DJ, live entertainment, cocktail-making demos and more.
Chef Mark Alba’s mouthwatering T&A bar bites include an array of new sharable options like Grilled Skirt Steak served with caramelized onions, roasted pepper and a chimichurri sauce; Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta; Fried Pickles served with house-made pimento cheese and smoked bacon & tomato jam; a Braised Beef Short Rib Lettuce Wrap; and the Mac n’ cheese Grilled Cheese served with a tomato and basil soup shooter.
STK/Atlanta is one of the cities sexiest restaurants, blending a modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one exciting destination. STK focuses on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine that is always fun and fabulous. Leave the kids at home and pull out that LBD…it’s date night!