jasmine 26RESTAURANT & BAR
I came across this restaurant.... completely random. I was browsing through friend's facebook photos, got routed to their friends' facebook photos... and saw this Buddha Belly drink:
And I thought, "oh! this is so cute! I want to go to this place too!!" And of course, that person was only the friend of my friend's friend. 4th degree of separation, and I wasn't gonna be a creep and randomly ask that 4th degreed facebook person to tell me where that place was. So, I did some google search, and basically typed in "Where can I get the Buddha Belly drink in Minneapolis?" and somehow Jasmine 26 came up.
So I was all excited to go try this restaurant, just because of the drink. And yea, it looks kind of cool on the website too. So, all the anticipation for the buddha belly drink. And well,
There's no Buddha's Belly...
But there's this kind of Buddha's Belly Martini: Vietnamese iced coffee and chocolate vodka martini
Also, the Saigon Mojito: pineapple rum and melon liqueur with fresh mint, and the Ginger Frizz: ginger infused vodka with spicy sweet ginger ale. Very delicious. I always love fun cocktails.
Since I've already sat down in the restaurant, ordered a drink, which turned out not to be the one I was expecting, (look-wise, flavor-wise... I don't know how to compare with something I've never tried.) and the fact that I already told my friends to meet me up at Jasmine 26, I kind of had to stay and just go with the flow. (wow, that's one long run-on sentence) I don't know if I was disappointed or not at that moment, but I was very satisfied at the end of the night. :)