Sip on This: Saint James Seafood’s Polynesian Paralysis

Sip on This: Saint James Seafood’s Polynesian Paralysis

Start your night with a few friends and this citrusy cocktail composed of orgeat syrup, demerara syrup and bourbon

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Polynesian Paralysis

This drink is lit – literally. Its Hamilton 151 center is set on fire just before serving. Neon plastic monkeys line the side of the tiki-style bowl, and mermaids float on the lemon and lime slices that sit atop the citrusy cocktail. Its contents include orgeat syrup, demerara syrup and bourbon, along with orange, pineapple and lemon juices. The Polynesian Paralysis comes with four straws, and you must have at least as many people in your party to order it. Louise Calhoun, bar manager at Saint James Seafood, says she’s been surprised by the popularity of the drink. “I put them on the menu thinking it would be sold every once in a while, just something fun to have on the menu,” she says. “We usually sell at least one a night.” Louise says it’s a fun way to start off the evening before chowing down on seafood. For a mid-course pairing, she suggests something heavy like calabash to balance out the alcohol.

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