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Yoo-hoo, Attempt This Cocktail at Sixes and Sevens


WHILE DEVISING ORIGINAL COCKTAILS FOR HER NEW MONTROSE BAR, Sixes and Sevens, beverage director Lacy Williams started enjoying with the thought of a creamy nondairy drink for fall. She initially experimented with the Flip, a basic frothy libation combining spirits, egg, sugar, and spice. Then she determined so as to add chocolate to the combination—and realized she was on to one thing.

Williams finally labored out a recipe, combining Valrhona cocoa powder with a smoky scotch, rye, orange liqueur, orange juice, cinnamon syrup, and just a little nondairy coconut cream. She shook it vigorously, poured it over ice, and took a sip. To her delight, the concoction, which she dubbed Horrible Factor, tasted like Yoo-hoo, the drink she beloved when she was a child.

“It was an unintentional however glad coincidence,” she says, laughing. “It became this gentle, brilliant, very chocolaty however not overly creamy drink. It has these parts of being barely citrusy and barely creamy, and barely candy. I feel it’s going to be nice for fall.”

Williams and Anthony Calleo, chef on the neighboring native hang-out Rudyard’s, opened Sixes and Sevens—the title comes from the English idiom describing a state of dysfunction or confusion—in Might. It’s owned by the Rudyard’s crew however isn’t a copycat of that convivial beer-centric tavern; as an alternative, Sixes and Sevens focuses on unique cocktails, served up in an environment that has been rigorously thought out, all the way down to the algorithmically timed lighting system that helps set up the temper of the bar.

Neon oranges and reds heat up the area, whereas blue and purple lights are cued as much as set up a barely calmer vibe. Williams describes the look they have been going for as one thing glossy, fashionable, and welcoming. “Assume Stanley Kubrick on a melancholy upswing opening a bar inside Blade Runner,” she explains. “We completely take ourselves severely, however on the identical time, we don’t take ourselves too severely.”

The playful facet of the place comes by within the particulars. Drop a greenback and seize a token to play the bar’s The Worth Is Proper-style Plinko board, the place prizes embody drink reductions and donations made to the Montrose Heart, which gives psychological and behavioral well being providers to folks within the LGBTQ group. Or order some meals off of Calleo’s artistic Japanese izakaya-inspired menu: get the bao buns, that includes hen breast breaded and fried up, then served with Thai basil contained in the fluffy, steamed bread topped with drizzles of mayonnaise and black garlic French dressing. Then sit again and take all of it in. Chances are you'll enter the institution at sixes and sevens, however Williams guarantees that can assist you determine what to do subsequent. As she places it: “We all the time find yourself discovering one thing actually, actually enjoyable.”

Horrible Factor


  • 3/4 oz Hochstadter’s Gradual & Low Rock and Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz The Well-known Grouse Smoky Black Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 1 T Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur
  • 1 T Valrhona cocoa powder
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz cream of coconut, ideally Coco Reàl 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup, ideally Torani


  1. Mix all components in a shaker tin, add ice, and shake effectively.
  2. Pressure combination right into a rocks glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.



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