Restaurants kick-up refreshing drinks to beat the heat through Sept. 1
ORLANDO (June 24, 2014) – Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants want to help guests beat the heat with refreshing summer cocktails, offered now through September 1. Emeril’s Orlando, located at Universal Orlando Resort’s CityWalk, will offer an Herbal Chill (vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, rhubarb bitters, $9), Summer Storm (gold rum, crème de violet, ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice, $8.50), and Moonshine Cobbler(white moonshine, Peach Schnapps, sour mix, fresh berries, $9.50) in addition to its regular cocktail menu.
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop also kicked-up its specialty cocktail menu, with summer sippers such as the Bangkok Beauty ($15), hand-crafted with mandarin vodka, X-rated Fusion liqueur, fresh strawberries and lime juice, and rhubarb bitters. One of Chef Emeril’s favorites, Emeril’s Tchouptail ($15) is made with Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum, Strega, a house-made citrus and thyme mix, fresh lemon juice, elderflower syrup, and more. For a tropical feel, guests may try the Moai Punch ($14) with 10 Cane rum, Malibu Island Melon rum, passion fruit, pomegranate syrup, fresh lime juice, and angostura bitters.
View the recipes for some of these summer cocktails—plus many more from Chef Emeril and his restaurants—online at Emerils.com.
Happy Hour at Emeril’s Restaurants
Join Emeril’s Orlando or Emeril’s Tchoup Chop for great food and drink specials during happy hour. Every day from 4–8 p.m. at the bar, Emeril’s Orlando offers $5 select red and white wines, ½-priced well cocktails, ½-priced beer, and $6 specialty cocktails from three seasonally changing selections.
Guests can enjoy happy hour at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop daily from 5–8 p.m. inside at the bar or outside at the lush Tiki Bar. Tchoup Chop’s happy hour features $4.50 domestic beers, $5 well cocktails, $5.50 imported beers, $6 select craft beers, $6 wines and house-made sangria, and $4–$5 appetizer specials.
Summer Cocktail Recipes
Recipe courtesy Emeril’s Orlando
1 1/2 ounces gold rum
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/4 ounce creme de violet
1/4 ounce ginger liqueur
Ginger beer, for topping off drink
1 strip of lime zest, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except the ginger beer in a tall glass over ice and stir to blend. Top the glass off with the ginger beer and garnish with the strip of lime zest.
Recipe courtesy Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
1 1/2 ounces Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka
3/4 ounce X-Rated fusion liqueur
1 1/2 ounces strawberry puree
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
3 dashes Fee Bros. rhubarb bitters
1 fresh strawberry, halved, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients with a scoop of ice and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain the drink into a double old-fashioned glass over fresh ice and garnish with the strawberry and a cocktail umbrella.
About Emeril’s Orlando
In 1999, renowned Chef Emeril Lagasse opened his first restaurant in Orlando, Emeril’s, at Universal Orlando Resort’s CityWalk. Based on his first and most famous restaurant in New Orleans, Emeril’s Orlando brought the chef’s famed “New New Orleans”-style cuisine to South Florida, with favorites such as barbecued shrimp, andouille-crusted redfish, and banana cream pie. The restaurant offers free valet parking during lunch (up to 2 hours); free self-parking for Florida residents at the Universal Studios garage after 6 p.m.; and discounted self-parking for $5 after 6 p.m. Emeril’s serves lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5–10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5–10:30 p.m. Happy hour specials offered daily at the bar, 4–8 p.m. For reservations, call 407-224-2424 or visit online at EmerilsRestaurants.com/Emerils-Orlando.
About Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop (pronounced “chop-chop”), located at 6300 Hollywood Way at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort, opened in 2002 as chef Emeril Lagasse’s second restaurant in Orlando. The name “Tchoup Chop” is a play on New Orleans’ famous Tchoupitoulas Street, where Emeril’s Restaurant is located, and the bold culinary term “chop.” The restaurant provides complimentary valet parking for lunch and dinner, accessed through a covered drive at the Royal Pacifica Ballroom entrance. Tchoup Chop serves lunch daily, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and dinner daily from 5–10 p.m. Happy hour is served daily from 5–8 p.m. at the outdoor Tiki Bar. For reservations, call 407-503-2467 or visit online at EmerilsRestaurants.com/Emerils-Tchoup-Chop.
Phone: (407) 224-2424
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Phone: (407) 503-2467
Media Contact: Camille Breland, Camille.Breland@emerillagasse.com, 504-524-4241