Midway Martini @ Cove Bar

Price: $11.00

When: November 24, 2015, 3:45 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Not recommended

For today’s entry in my ongoing Tour de Cocktail of the Cove Bar, I thought it might be fun to go with one of the Cove’s “Specialty Drinks” – after all, they’re printed right front-and-center on the menu! (What could be easier?)

The two choices? “Sideshow Novel-Tea” or “Midway Martini”? Why, Midway Martini, please.

Holy cow, was this a disappointing cocktail.

This is a MINO: Martini In Name Only. Martinis have bracing, sharp, clear flavors – they’re sipping beverages, basically, because of their strength. This, on the other hand, is alcoholic fruit juice. (Melissa dissed it as a “watered-down Cosmo”.)

The Midway Martini is not, objectively, a horrible cocktail, but there’s nothing to recommend it, either. It’s very sugary, very fruit-juice-y, and unless you take a photo of yourself holding it, you will likely forget you ever drank it.

I expected more, here, and didn’t get it. The drink itself is unmemorable; the fact that they called it a martini just added insult to injury.

Not recommended. If you like Cosmos … get a Cosmo. If you like martinis … get a martini. Don’t get this.

UPDATE: As of March 2017, this dish is no longer available.