The Poop Deck at Beaver's BBQ

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I'm usually so overwhelmed (in a good way) by the food at Beaver's that I stop paying close attention to whatever drink I've ordered. A damn shame, considering Beaver's mixed drinks themselves are wonderful creations.

But "The Poop Deck" actually succeeded in distracting me from my delectable Chickwich with extra guacamole.

Made with cognac, port and blackberry liqueur, The Poop Deck is a fruit-forward cocktail laden with rich, earthy flavors. After only a few sips, I knew I wanted a second one (in contrast, after a few bites of my Chickwich, I knew I would need a doggie bag). The warm berry notes make The Poop Deck surprisingly refreshing, a quality I don't usually associate with strong, straight-up cocktails. With two under my belt, I felt relaxed but not sleepy and, consequently, more fit to tackle the three loads of laundry waiting for me at home.

My only complaint about this cocktail: the pour is too small. Each Poop Deck seemed to barely fill the bottom quarter of its serving glass. And while I certainly want a bartender to value quality over quantity, just a splash (or two) more of liquid would have made me more comfortable paying $9 per drink.

The bold, dark aspects of The Poop Deck suggest it would complement red meat, so next time I think I'll pair it with some brisket or a Beaver Burger.



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Beaver's

2310 Decatur St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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14 comments
Justin T Burrow
Justin T Burrow

That's a classic cocktail; recipe taken from the Savoy Cocktail Book ca.1930. 

The $9 price tag means you aren't drinking garbage port and Christian Bros. brandy.  Good Port and good Cognac are expensive.

The glasses Beaver's choose to serve their cocktails in, can deceive you into thinking you aren't getting a fair pour.  In a different glass, you wouldn't even notice.

Ghmil
Ghmil

$9- no way!!

kylejack
kylejack

My favorite drink there is definitely the Bourbon Milk Punch, with Bulleit and Mikkeler Chipotle Porter syrup.

jj walker
jj walker

$9!? Terrible, just terrible. as has been stated repeatedly, certain restaurants / bars in town could piss in a cup or crap on a plate and stupid hipsters would still stand in line for it

Ron
Ron

ohhhh another post about beaver's.

Matthew
Matthew

i'm a big fan of port

Preston
Preston

I don't think you know what a hipster is.

Wyatt
Wyatt

And the same people would continue to cast their "hispter!!" nets way too wide, and the circle of life would go on

Redstripeblue
Redstripeblue

...then I'll bet a drink like this that kills it would be high on your list?

Wyatt
Wyatt

Because people like to drink alcohol.

Matthew
Matthew

it would certainly merit it a try.

Flybynite
Flybynite

port, cognac and flavored brandy? sounds more like a 7th grade mix-fest in the parent's liquor cabinet, but I guess your right, technically

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