Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blondie's Libations! #1: The Bellini at Rainbow Room

Those of you who know me, know that I began to partake in imbibing somewhere, oh I don't know, around the age of, in utero. Blame it on genes, blame it on my friends, whatever the cause, I fully revel in my libations and am constantly looking for a new drink to try. My brother, the former bartender, tends to assist me in these special quests, if only to make sure I don't get drunk and go home with the wrong boy.

To that end, I will be bringing you Blondie's Libations, my personal adventures in trying new drinks or old stand-bys in new locations. First up, the Bellini. For Brownie's birthday last night, she suggested that her, her mother, and I stop by the Rainbow Room for some drinks. My initial hesitation of "I'm not dressed for the Rainbow Room!" was pushed aside and off we went. After snagging a table in front of the windows, Brownie and I both ordered Bellinis, her mom, a mojito. Theirs is a traditional peach nectar and Prosecco. And, I've got to say, Rainbow Room is stingy on the alcohol or they gave us flat prosecco. There was no fizz, no bubbly in the tumbly. It was sweet, but certainly didn't transport me to the Italian countryside. Interestingly enough, the peach nectar (see it's not even a Bellini anymore in my book), complemented the Treats Truck Apricot Square quite nicely.

I did like how they placed a mint branch in Brownie's Mom's mojito, but I guess it was all about the view, not the quality of the drinks, and a good drink would have been reason enough to brave the express 65 floors, ear popping elevator ride again.

Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
New York, NY 10112

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