Brilliant or Crazy? BOKA's $18 Libido-Boosting Drink
By Leslie Kelly
February 6, 2014
Valentine's Day is a little more than a week out, but BOKA at Hotel 1000 is already celebrating with a cocktail that offers a different kind of buzz. Bar manager Cory Duffy collaborated with a naturopath to create an herbal tincture designed to stimulate the senses and energize the libido. This "love potion" is called BOKA No. 9 and it's the key component in the cocktail by the same name. The rest of the drink is all locally made Big Gin, which had been aged in 6-year-old bourbon casks for six months, Austrian pine liqueur, Antica vermouth, and "sour mix" that is house-made from apple cider, lemon juice and a touch of pure cane simple syrup. The BOKA No. 9 is available now through Valentine's weekend and goes for - gulp - $18.
What do you think - brilliant or crazy? Would you order an $18 alleged libido booster? Let us know in the comments.
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