We recently returned from Moline, IL which is one of the four cities that makes up the Quad Cities on the Illinois and Iowa border.
After a night of some drinks with the staff at Montana Jack’s, we decided it was time for us to leave our mark. We set out to invent our own cocktail that would fully represent our time in Moline. At first, certain guidelines jumped out at us. The name was easy – it should be known as THE MOLINI. There would need to be four ingredients, representing the Quad Cities. The local beer should be included, as should some ice. The ice, or rocks as bar folk tend to call them, would represent both Rock Island, IL – another of the Quad Cities, and the water of the Mississippi River which divides the Quad Cities.
Montana Jack’s very own bartender Nicole was the mixologist when it came to our new invention. Here she prepares the twist of lemon.
THE MOLINI consists of the following
2 shots of Bent River Ale – local beer
1 shot of Grand Marnier
1 shot of Jack Daniels
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mixed and served over a couple cubes of ice – preferably frozen Mississippi River water.
Once the drink was created we felt it was best that a true Quad City local be the first to experience it. Luckily Ashley, who is an Aquarius and single, decided to step up to the plate.
After Ashley sipped the golden nectar, we all took our turn.
After we all sampled THE MOLINI we decided to complete the circle by allowing Nicole a sip of her hard work.
And finally everyone’s thoughts were recorded to get an official record of the birth of THE MOLINI.
THE MOLINI has arrived just in time for the summer. It’s smooth, refreshing, and delicious. The hints of citrus dance on the palate as the bourbon soothes your throat. This is a drink that makes you feel warm and cool at the same time. Much like a four-day work trip to the Quad Cities.