The traditional martini is getting all shook up in Boston’s Back Bay. Brasserie JO at The Colonnade Hotel is giving Bostonians a new reason to clink glasses after a long day. The stylish restaurant has introduced a Brasserie JO Martini Club, complete with a membership card and martini menu.
You’ll earn a stamp on a club card with each order (limit of two martinis per patron per visit) and once you fill your card you can hand it in for a prize (because what fun is a martini if there’s no prize at end?). Show your martini status in exchange items including baseball caps, polo shirts, Martini shakers and martini glasses. If you’re one of the first 20 to fill your card you’ll get a free day pass to The Colonnade’s rooftop pool.
While prizes are always fun, the martini menu is what holds the real excitement. It features 14 twists on the classic cocktail, including:
A Casablanca-inspired French 75 (Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, lemon juice and champagne)
The bold Aviation — an “aerodynamic” blend of grapefruit-infused tequila, Grand Marnier and tamarind
L’Opera — a theatrical concoction of Canton Ginger liqueur, passion fruit, organic lavender syrup and champagne
Martinique — conjuring a soft Caribbean breeze with Barcardi O, Crème de Peche, cassis, pineapple juice and champagne
Espresso – a java jolt of “Stoli” Vanil, Kahlua, Tia Maria and espresso
L’Artiste – a creative combination of Hendrick’s gin with organic cilantro syrup, jalapeño and lemon juice.
Martinis are priced at $12, with the exception of two Grand Martinis priced at $14. Club members receive credit only for martinis they purchase for themselves (read: buying rounds of cocktails for your friends will only result in lost money, not gained gifts).