The Sailer’s Inn, A Feminist-Inspired Cocktail at Up & Up

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Mar 11, 2019

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In 1971, a lawsuit in the California Supreme Court changed bartending history forever. Just five years after 1964’s Equal Pay Act passed federally, women were standing up for unequal treatment in the workplace, including in bars.

The case between The Sail’er Inn Inc, a corporation of sleazy bars, Inc. versus Kirby, i.e. Edward J. Kirby, the director of California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Agency at the time, eventually led to the repeal of policies forcing a male employee to be present while women tended bar, prevented women from being forced to bartend in degrading manners and led to great protections for women working behind the bar.

In honour of this historic case, Up & Up mixologist, Ali Martin, created a drink that plays on the name and educates patrons about the turning point for feminism and mixology. The Sailer’s Inn, a low ABV cocktail, is the type of drink Martin herself likes to drink and offers a refreshing, bright essence, with just a hint of bitterness, with every chilled sip. Here’s how to make it:

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Stir with ice. Strain over one large ice cube. Garnish with lemon twist.

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