THIS WAS FUN: I was paid to go to a pop-up live rat bar and review it for Eater.com.
I had a good time with it, of course. In describing the drink, I wrote
On my visit the cocktail was pre-poured at least a few minutes earlier, with ice melting on top of the drink, adding a watery welcome layer to the sickly sweet entry-level cocktail dying in the cup below. The drink’s garnish is perhaps the most exciting component, featuring the root-end of a beet intended to mimic a decapitated rat’s tail (so, de-butt-itated?), which to be fair, is awesome.
Please give it a read. More pictures from the Rat Bar are below.