Ella's normally not in my price range, but once in a while, when at their happy hour or when they offer a deal, I make it a point to go to what's probably one of the top 3 restaurants in midtown.
This Thursday, they have a great cocktail tasting. Taste five of their drinks for only $20. Even at happy hour, their drinks are $8 each. But these drinks aren't exactly PBR, 2 buck chuck or a well drink.
Summer in Saigon - 1st place at Sacramento's Cocktail Competition 2009 (Vodka, green tea, fresh lemon and lime juice, ginger liqueur, house made peach lavender syrup)
Ginger Misdemeanor - 3rd place at Sacramento's Cocktail Competition 2009 (Gin, ginger liqueur, fresh lime and ginger juice, house made syrup)
Randall's Margarita (100 percent blue agave tequila, fresh lime juice, cointreau)
Peach Smash (Bourbon, fresh peaches, mint, peach liqueur, fresh lemon juice)
White Linen (Gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh cucumber, fresh lemon juice)
This Thursday's event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $20 and space is limited to 85 guests.