Since the hotel bar will be set in the 1970s, we can expect to see some fun spins on classic cocktails of that era. There is no official menu yet, but some of the great ’70s cocktails would fit in perfectly in a bar for assassins. The one thing hired guns are best at is turning people into widows and widowers, which is exactly why one ’70s cocktail that should be featured is the Merry Widow(er). Wick is just as dapper as James Bond, and a dry gin martini with some aniseed flavor would feel right at home. “John Wick” fans may be inclined to pour this next one out for his fallen canine from the first movie, but the salty dog cocktail would also make for a welcome addition to the drink lineup.
But what about a possible cocktail that features Blanton’s? Some might call it sacrilege to mix Blanton’s with other ingredients, but The Godfather cocktail — which typically blends Scotch whisky and amaretto – would be a nice nod to the “John Wick” series since its namesake movie is also full of brooding and murder. By subbing out the Scotch, the Blanton’s would get a chance to mingle with the classically Italian cordial while tying into the second “Wick” movie, which partially takes place in Italy. Cheers to you, Baba Yaga.