The call went out for neighborhood-themed cocktails and I had some hopes for a Tenderloin as, that would have been awesome. Well, the results came in and there’s still no Tenderloin drink except for your typical, overdone joke in the comments of “I’m partial to the Loin, with it’s used syringe garnish.” That’s about as funny as running over a family pet at this point.

I guess that there’s some solace in a TenderNob actually being created:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 1/4 ounce Passoa passionfruit liqueur (see Note)
  • 2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
  • 1 lemon twist, as garnish

Instructions: Place all ingredients, except garnish, into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20-25 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add garnish.

Note: Nakasone used La Grande Passion liqueur in the original drink, but it’s now nigh-on impossible to find. We substituted Passoa.

I’m no bartender (pardon, mixologist) so I have no idea what it would take to actually make this cocktail happen. In the meantime I’ll just sit here making Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, and fucking up Vieux Carres at home since I have no more Koko’s anymore and even Mr. Lew’s is offline for remodeling 🙁