This week on Let’s Go, South Florida host Arlene Borenstein visits Death or Glory.
Watch this week’s Let’s Go, South Florida: Death or Glory bartender Ashley Amen makes the Tubthumping cocktail served inside a flamingo for two. And host Arlene Borenstein sits down with co-owner Annie Blake to talk about their award-winning cocktails, giving back to their staff and the bar’s historic ties.
If your head is in a fish bowl this summer, that might be a good thing.
“If you’d like a jello shot in a bucket or a drink served in a flamingo or a Capri Sun that has booze in it or an ice pop that’s really wine, you can have all of those things here,” said Annie Blake, co-owner of the award-winning Delray Beach cocktail bar Death or Glory, set inside the century-old Falcon House.
Death or Glory’s special ’90s-themed cocktail menu, featuring clever beverage options and the devices that hold them, is an invitation to let loose this summer.
“We do things a little bit differently here. There is a reason why the back of our shirts say weird…Come as you are. Never feel like you aren’t cool enough to come into a cocktail bar,” said Blake, who founded the bar with business partner Ayme Harrison.
Their ’90s pop-up cocktail menu sends some of us back in time with shots including the Beavis and Butt-Head (Modelo and a shot of fernet), the Rum and Stimpy (Plantation O.F.T.D and Miller High Life) and the Weekend at Bernie’s served in a mini pail with a little sand shovel (vodka and pink Starburst jello shots).
Cocktails include the Jenna Jameson, also known as the “porn star martini” (vodka, vanilla, passion fruit topped with bubbles) and the Tubthumping — named after a song played so much it permeated the ’90s — served in a flamingo to share (Plantation pineapple rum, fresh pineapple, lime, orgeat, apricot, honey ginger, Chinola and Burlesque bitters). There’s also a nod to the late Latin artist Selena with the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (cucumber apple simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and gushers).
And for a bite, the gastro pub is far from any typical bar fare. Charcuterie boards, short rib pierogis and pan seared grouper are a few options. Plant-based dishes are also available including the General Tso jackfruit dish and their well-known vegan “Cheetos” chickpea appetizer.
Death or Glory is located at 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.. to midnight Sunday. Happy hour and late-night happy hour are also available. For more information visit deathorglorybar.com.