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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Farmhaus' "All I See Is Gold": Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Farmhaus general manager Eric Scholle. - EVAN C. JONES
  • Evan C. Jones
  • Farmhaus general manager Eric Scholle.

Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week!

Unfortunately, you still have two days to go.

Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature:

"Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion"

Each week we take you to one of our favorite St. Louis bars (and, oh, the list is long) for a drink (or two) we -- in consultation with the bartender -- highly recommend.

This week Gut Check suggests Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) in Lindenwood Park. General manager Eric Scholle has been involved in wrestling his entire life. He competed in high school, while attending college at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and now coaches wrestling at Triad High School in Troy, Illinois. Still, it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that the sport Scholle loves pairs well with his job as general manager at Farmhaus.

Farmhaus general manager Eric Scholle behind the bar. - EVAN C. JONES
  • Evan C. Jones
  • Farmhaus general manager Eric Scholle behind the bar.

"A lot of drinks I've made actually have a wrestling theme to them," Scholle says.

The "All I See is Gold" cocktail is inspired by 2012 U.S. Olympian wrestler Jordan Burroughs. Determined to reach the top of the podium at the London Olympics, Burroughs changed his Twitter handle to @alliseeisgold en route to the gold medal in the freestyle 163-pound weight class.

Scholle remembers watching the moment unfold. Inspiration "just clicked." A new cocktail was born: house-infused orange vodka, O'Fallon Wheach beer and ginger ale, with a mint garnish.

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