"I felt like there was a growing demand and a growing audience for burlesque," explains the Elephant's Anika Zappe, "and I'm really coming into it from the side of the gourmet cocktails. I've been a bartender for a long time, and I'm really interested in making tasty drinks."
So don't give the drinks short shrift: Zappe's handcrafted Dama Mala margarita includes Corazón tequila, Ruby Red grapefruit juice and fresh habanero syrup, to name just a few ingredients. "We're going for an old-school, speakeasy, gin-joint feel," says Zappe, "so I thought it was important to touch on some of the old cocktails as well. We've updated them."
Stop by the Room tonight or tomorrow night for the party; the show starts at 10 p.m. and features a different lineup each night. Tickets are $10, and for now, everything is cash-only. Make reservations at 303-394-1515 and visit www.myspace.com/pinkelephantroom for information.
Fri., Jan. 25; Sat., Jan. 26, 2008