The weekend has brought a brief reprieve from rain and chill temperatures. As we all brace ourselves for another brisk Missoula fall, it seems best to get the last of those summer drink orders in while you can. Good thing we found the perfect recipe this afternoon for one final warm weather hurrah.
This week: The Rhinoceros
What you’re drinking: Huckleberry-infused Finlandia vodka and lemonade, a refreshing recess from a scorching late-summer afternoon. This isn’t your average fruit-flavored mixer. The Rhino specializes in a number of tasty homemade concoctions, from cherry-infused Jim Beam to a pineapple-strawberry-kiwi tequila. Each is carefully mixed in the back room using the freshest ingredients possible, then aged about a week. If you like your drinks on the spicy side, try the bar’s Bloody Mary. This puppy’s got vodka steeped in fresh dill and peppercorns. “The owners take a lot of pride in making their own stuff,” says bartender Jason Bohman, filling in for dayshift regular Anne Hanks.