Celebrate your birthday month any time of the year with a new zodiac-inspired menu at Andys at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel.
The menu, launched this week by bar manager Erika Clark, offers a custom cocktail for every sign of the zodiac. The Downtown hotel bar is named for Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie, so the menu pays homage to Warhol’s illustrated book “Horoscopes for the Cocktail Hour.”
“We’re always looking for ways to connect with Andy Warhol and the pop art vibes that are down there, and [Erika] wanted something unique that would involve the staff and be this cool experience but also cater to the guests,” said Andrea Bosco Stehle, communications manager at the Fairmont.
The menu sparks conversations, Stehle said, such as the classic first date question: “What’s your sign?”
“They can make it a more personal experience, which is cool,” Stehle said. “See if it actually matches your personality.”
To create the menu, Clark asked Fairmont staffers about their signs and their favorite drinks, then combined what people said to invent the cocktails. Warhol’s book also offered inspiration.
Zodiac is certainly having a moment right now because #millennials, so if you’re glued to every Not All Geminis Instagram, this menu is for you. It’s available until the winter solstice on Friday, Dec. 21, but if it’s popular, Andys may consider bringing each sign’s drink back as a monthly special. Drink prices range from $10 to $14.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Red wine, pomegranate liqueur, lime, apple
Plymouth gin, black walnut, lemon, vanilla, Asian pear
Gosling’s Black Seal, Bacardi, mandarin orange, mango, grenadine
Beefeater, Marsala, Noilly Prat dry vermouth, amaretto
Templeton rye, Fernet-Branca, cola syrup, Troëgs java head stout
Flor de Caña rum, sweet potato, champagne, lemon, egg white
Sauza Hornitos, pineapple, Aperol, habanero, witbier
Maker’s Mark, Averna amaro, Blandy’s 10yr, aromatics
Shochu, Moscato, oolong, lemon, sage, seltzer
Bulleit, Calvados, Famous Grouse, sugar, spice, everything nice
Stoli, cranberry, allspice, clove, orange bitters, ginger beer
Big Springs gin, orgeat, black currant, citrus, raspberry, prosecco