My husband and I headed out to Kodiak Jack's this past Saturday, which gave me the perfect opportunity for my second review. This place could almost pass for a super club with it's decor, but since it is so huge, I can't call it a super club. Instead, I would refer to it as a steak house.
He started by adding 1 orange slice, 2 cherries and a shake of the loose sugar. He muddled the ingredients, then added the bitters and rail brandy (as requested), Christian Brothers. I didn't notice exactly how much brandy he put in, but by the taste of the drink, it wasn't much. He finished the drink off with a couple of sprays of sour (A Coke product sour, he was unsure of the type) and 2 olives.
I stirred my drink and the first sip was quite sour. I noticed he went very easy on the loose sugar. I am OK with this, as I prefer the drink to be more sour than sweet. Overall, the drink lacked in flavor, I think it was due to the mediocre brandy and not much of it-- took much soda in the drink and not enough bitters and brandy. The drink was still quite refreshing and far better than a pre-mix drink. The drink cost was $3.50, which I think is fair for the type of restaurant.
Rating (out of 5 olives)
Kodiak Jack's Steak and Seafood Restaurant
2059 Witzel Avenue