The Food Issue

The Jacobson elevates flask service

Updated: 2013-03-15T00:28:48Z

By CINDY HOEDEL

The Kansas City Star

At the Jacobson, a newish cocktail temple in the Crossroads Arts District, the flask has been elevated from humble to haute.

Mixologists are funneling original craft cocktails into 8.5-ounce or 17-ounce clear glass flasks, which are then set in an ice-filled silver bowl in the middle of the table. A server pours out the first drink into glasses filled with rocks that guests can then refill on their own.

“We’re part of the huge craft cocktail movement in Kansas City and the flask service gives us a way to showcase that and also set ourselves apart,” wine program director Ashley Robison says.

Five of the 10 specialty cocktails on the menu are offered in flask service, including the Perfect Sailor, made with Sailor Jerry rum, fresh lime, prickly pear puree, fresh mint and spice, and the Long Kiss Goodnight, featuring Long Shot white whiskey, port, cherry liqueur, apple bitters and zest.

A large flask contains about six drinks and costs $32. A small flask, which is equivalent to about three drinks, is $18.

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