Bootleggers in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card
|The Bathtub Gin and Copycat cocktails at Bootleggers.|
With a name like Bootleggers, the beverage selection should be exceptional--and it was. On the typical side, you can go for $5 well cocktails, $5 glasses of house red or white wine and $4 draft beer. We strongly suggest you venture over to the craft cocktail list, which features eight options discounted $2 off menu pricing. The fresh, light and herbal bathtub gin with Hendrick's, muddled cucumber and lemon was the perfect drink for a sunny day. The sweet, tart and fruity copycat with Skyy Citron vodka and grapefruit juice was another great option for summer. However, it was the Tito's Mojito with Tito's vodka, mint, lime and a sweet lime foam that stole our hearts--that foam made the cocktail almost like a key lime pie and we love to drink our dessert.
With good, cheap food options and excellent specialty cocktails discounted during happy hour, Bootleggers is definitely a delicious new option for thrifty diners and imbibers. While we were disappointed that our taco order never showed up, we don't totally blame the server--there were a lot of customers and just one person behind the bar and serving. It's at that point that we'd hope a manager would step in and take an order or run some food, rather than just doling out apologies when things go wrong, but hey--maybe that's just us.