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Sep 24, 201202:17 PMFood & Dining

Tasty Tidbits and Food For Thought

Hip Sips

Sep 24, 2012 - 02:17 PM
Hip Sips

Photos by Jadrian Klinger

James Bond's famous vodka – shaken, not stirred – martini. Humphrey Bogart's French 75 (gin, champagne, lemon juice and sugar) in Casablanca. Hunter S. Thompson's Singapore Sling (gin, grenadine, cherry brandy and Sarawak pineapple juice) in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "The Dude's" White Russian (vodka, Kahlua and half-and-half) in The Big Lebowski.     

What drink a person orders at a bar or restaurant can say a lot about their personality. 

Are you a traditional beer or wine drinker? Or do you prefer a classic cocktail or amusing mixed drink? 

Personally, I tend to lean towards a frosty mug of draft beer or, on the rare occasion, an Irish whiskey and cola. So, what does that say about me? Probably that I'm boring and love routine, which is pretty close to accurate.   

For those more adventurous types, like James Bond and "The Dude," cocktails and mixed drinks are a staple. To discover some of the more interesting drinks being served up in the midstate, I ventured out to three area spots known for their unique concoctions and expert mixers to see what they enjoyed serving. 

Here are the "secret" recipes. 


Old Fashion – The Bar at The Hilton Harrisburg

●  Sazerac® Rye Whiskey

●  Simple Syrup

●  Dash of Bitters

●  Orange

●  Cherry, no stem

●  Ice 






The Birthday Cake Martini – The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar

●  Three Olives® Cake Vodka

●  Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur

●  White Crème de Cacao

●  Vanilla Icing

●  Party Sprinkle Rim  






Chocolate Raspberry Martini – 2wentyThre3 at The Crown Plaza Harrisburg

●  Stoli® Chocolate Razz Vodka

●  Chambord®

●  Crème de Cacao

●  Chocolate-dipped Raspberry Garnish   



 What is your favorite cocktail or drink?  Leave me a comment. ~ Jadrian

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