Scottsdale, AZ 85251
- Thu-Sat 7pm-12am
Phoenix New Times' Description
This cozy, intimate Scottsdale lounge is all about its craft cocktails: a lambic sorbet made from raspberry-flavored beer, then turned into a slushy by an old-fashioned paint-can shaker; a berry-and-lemonade punch made with hand-stirred dry ice; and a gin-and-tonic cooked up in a double boiler from 100-proof vodka distilled over dried juniper berries, lemon rinds, and cardamom. There are drinks here made from cotton candy, or fire, or with tiny bottles of bitters inverted into them. If that’s not exclusive enough for you, check this out: one telephones the bouncer to be let into this 28-seat lounge. If there’s room, he’ll come get you and escort you into R&D’s cozy interior, where you’ll enjoy drinks made table-side with hard-to-find ingredients you’ve never tasted alongside your hooch before.
Tips from foursquare
The Black Blazer is impressive! Made with Jameson, Black Strap Molasses Rum and Maple Syrup and then lit on fire, this cocktail is perfect for fall.
Don't leave without ordering the table side Gin + Tonic. You get to watch vodka transform into gin!
One also has access to the complete Citizen dining menu.
The classic gin and tonic is a delicious spectacle at Citizen. Distilled tableside, using 100-proof vodka & fresh ingredients, $17 will buy you 2 glasses' worth, served with Fever Tree tonic & a lime.
The Persian and bacon fat popcorn are my fav's!
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