The Return: Griffin Benko at Barrelhouse Flat for Bartenders with Benefits

What: Barrelhouse Flat’s monthly Bartenders with Benefits event

Where: Barrelhouse Flat {2624 N. Lincoln Ave. – Chicago, Il 60614}

When: Monday, June 29 at 9 p.m.

Details: This month’s guest bartender is Barrelhouse Flat alum Griffin Benko of Trump Hotel’s ReBar. Griffin will be creating three specialty cocktails for the event, with $2 from each drink going to benefit Un86’d, a charity created to aid in monetary relief for restaurant professionals in need.

Griffin’s cocktail line-up is inspired by iconic TV shows like 30 Rock, Twin Peaks, and Scrubs – preview below!

Black Yukon Sucker Punch – Judge Sternwood of “Twin Peaks”
El Dorado 5yr, Cruzan Blackstrap, Lemon Hart 151, lime juice, Blue Curacao, Orgeat, egg, soda

“You have to watch these, they sneak up on ya!” – Judge Sternwood

Old Spanish (Improved) – Cooter Burger of “30 Rock”
Ruby port, lemon juice, Peychaud’s Bitters, tonic

“Is that red wine with tonic water and olives in it?!” – Jack Donaghy
“Yep, it’s called an ‘Old Spanish’” – Cooter Burger

Nectarini – John Dorian of “Scrubs”
Pisco, lime juice, mango nectar, honey syrup, orange bitters

“Y’know what? Hell, I’m gonna have a real drink. Make it a nectarine.” – John Dorian

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