A new libations lineup

Joseph Davey is our Corporate Beverage Manager, and he’s always experimenting
with new drink recipes and keeping up with trends in the beverage world.

We’re debuting a new beverage menu this week that includes some of Joseph’s best work. There are martinis for those who love that classic beverage but also
more unusual choices that incorporate ingredients such as Godiva Chocolate Vodka.

Joseph tells us the process of creating the new menu has taken a lot of time. He first created a list of 45 to 50 drinks, and asked customers at the Indianapolis location (where he serves as General Manager) to try a few out. There were some he considered to be terrific drinks, but the customers didn’t agree, so out they went. We always listen to the customers!

“We wanted to have something for everyone on the list,” Joseph says. “Some are sweeter drinks, and some are not. We wanted everything from the very best classic martini to much more exotic choices.”

He also named the drinks, with some help from some other Eddie Merlot’s staff. He credits  Jenny Boyd, who operates our Platinum Club program, with naming the Agave Citrus Crusher.

Joseph recently debuted the new drinks for a meeting of the General Managers, and each had a favorite on the list. With a few exceptions, no two people picked the same drink as their favorite, Joseph says, which he regards as a testimony to the strength of the libations menu. “There really is something for everyone on the list,” Joseph says.

Here’s a full list of the new libations menu:

The Goose!

Classic Grey Goose Martini in a dry vermouth seasoned glass

The Dirty Bird

A dirty version of The Goose garnished with three gorgonzola stuffed olives

Editor’s note: for the uninitiated, a dirty martini contains a small amount of olive brine.


Bombay Sapphire Martini (shaken not stirred)

Eddie’s Paradise Infusion

Finlandia vodka infused with fresh pineapple and garnished with a fresh cut pineapple wedge

The Toasted Nut Martini

Godiva Chocolate Vodka, Dumante Liqueur finished with drops of Liquor 43. Garnished with three pistachios.

Ultimate Margatini

Cazadores Blanco 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Cointreau, hand- pressed lime juice and a splash of simple syrup served iced cold and up.

Luxardo Limoncello Cooler

Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, muddled oranges, lemons and limes with Luxardo Limoncello, orange bitters and a splash of ginger ale. Served up with a fresh cut orange slice and three lemon heads.

Agave Citrus Crusher

Cazadores Blanco 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Cointreau, powdered sugar, hand pressed lime juice and Saint Germain served on the rocks. Garnished with an orange slice.

Midnight Sensation

Bailey’s Irish Cream, Dumante Pistachio Liquor and a splash of Chambord. Garnished with a red sugar rimmed and two raspberries.

Godiva Chocolate Martini

Godiva Chocolate Vodka and Godiva White Liqueur served with a chocolate sugar rim.

Blue Sage Cosmo

Fresh blueberries, sage and simple syrup muddle and mixed with Finlandia vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice garnished with a sage leaf.

Asian Splash Martini

Fresh ginger muddled with lemon juice and simple syrup, Grey Goose L ‘Orange Vodka, Cointreau, and drops of cranberry juice.


Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, Cointreau, and white grape juice topped with a splash of ginger ale. Garnished with fresh pear and red grapes.

Woody Julep
Mint infused simple syrup mixed with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and served over crushed ice garnished with a mint sprig.

Mixed Message Martini

Finlandia Pineapple infused vodka with fresh blue berries muddled with pineapple, and basil.

Eddie’s Award-Winning Bloody Mary

Our award-winning recipe of Finlandia vodka mixed with our house-made roasted bloody Mary mix.


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