Bandista unveils exciting new cocktail menu at Four Seasons Houston

Tuesday, December 5, 2023


Bandista, the renowned speakeasy bar and lounge located at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, unveils its inaugural significant menu revision since establishing its clandestine presence “behind the bookcase” in February 2022.

The updated menu showcases eight novel and imaginative cocktails meticulously crafted by the skilled mixologists at Bandista, led by Beverage Manager Johnathan Jones:

  1. Atonement: A reinterpretation of the classic Old Fashioned, featuring DIY finishing flavor elements to atone for past indulgences.
  2. Call Me Sambaldy: A daring twist on the traditional tiki-style drink, infused with an unexpected touch of Asian spice.
  3. Dulce Far Niente: An enticing cocktail inspired by the renowned Italian dessert, tiramisu, complete with a luscious mascarpone mousse.
  4. Flame of Love: A contemporary take on the 1970 original, initially crafted for Dean Martin by Chasen’s bartender Pepe Ruiz.
  5. London Fog: A refined and woodland-inspired cocktail, paying homage to the cultural roots of Mother England.
  6. Pura Vida: Meaning “simple life,” this globally-inspired cocktail blends esoteric ingredients into a refreshingly innovative concoction.
  7. Ritual: This clarified cocktail draws celestial inspiration from the classic El Diablo.
  8. Writer’s Block: A rejuvenating gin-based cooler designed to stimulate creative inspiration.

Furthermore, the menu retains four beloved cocktails from the previous iteration:

  1. Menage a Trois: A trio of sensory experiences centered around a Brandy Alexander.
  2. Pimm’s Cup: A visually stunning presentation of a deconstructed Pimm’s Cup, allowing guests to customize their mix.
  3. Sparkling Courage: A lively pink cocktail that exudes a French 75 vibe, adding effervescence to any celebration.
  4. Strawberry Fields: A vibrant, fruity, and intricate cocktail featuring unexpected elements and served with a savory accompaniment.

Tom Segesta, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Houston, expresses, “Bandista embodies creativity, connection, and fun. This new menu is a testament to the exceptional cocktail artistry of our team behind the bookcase, who are undoubtedly the most talented bartenders in H-Town.”

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