Miller’s Back Door
Relatively new to Bellingham’s downtown bar scene is Miller’s Back Door, attached to Rumors Cabaret. The cocktail lounge opened about a year ago and its bartenders have been serving masterfully crafted drinks since.
Pictures of shirtless men and artistic nudity line the walls of the intimate space. Consider Miller’s Back Door the more laid-back version of Rumors.
Managing mixologist Dakota Etley created and named the G after a college professor who is a regular at the lounge.
The mix of the ingredients creates a powerful, but not overbearing, fruit-like taste, highlighted by a burst of rose flavor.
After the initial pour, the drink could easily be mistaken for a simple lemonade, but the butterfly pea blossom extract causes the cocktail to change color as it moves down in the glass.
The drink is then garnished with rosewater-infused sugar spheres that fizz on the tongue like Pop Rocks.
The flavors in the drink come together to create a multi-tier effect on the palate and something reminiscent of a fresh, botanical garden.
Ingredients: House barrel-aged genever, lavender bitters, house-made sour, egg white, butterfly pea blossom extract. $13
1119 Railroad Ave., Bellingham
360.671.1849 | backdoorbham.com
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