Video: A Dead-On, Hilarious Spoof Of Highfalutin' Cocktail Culture
The folks who poked fun at the realness of the Whole Foods parking lot have set their sights on the everything-old-is-new-again cocktail scene.
If you've paid more than $10 for a cocktail over the last few years, you, like the filmmakers of "Mixologist," might have wondered: "Hey Mr. Mixologist/Did you hafta go to college for this?"
In the video, a trio of men are simply looking to get with the fire-breathing burlesque girls at La Descarga in Los Angeles, but the bar is a stand-in for all the new (or revamped) cocktail-centric bars that have cropped up over the last few years. There's the speakeasy vibe, the steam-punk garb, the handcrafted ices (and prices) and the dressed-up versions of old rail drink stand-bys. You want a plain ol' rum and coke? The be-monocled mixologist will certainly correct you: "Oh, you mean our Cuba Libre!"
We love the cocktail names typed out on a typewriter: a "shrimp nipple," "Chewbacca's jacuzzi" and the "Avon Barksdale." All that's missing is a drink named after an obscure French New Wave actress.