The BIG One

Featured Beverage

Floris Garden Mojito

A detox with benefits!

Review originally published in GTG Downtime-Extra! Aug 2011

Bigger than the Deficit!

Vital Statistics:

Creator:                 Floris Garden
Style:                   Galaxy-Class Mojito
Strength:                Warp Factor 10
AI Value:*               60+
Killer App:              Powers Star Ships
Medicinal Qualities:     Group Therapy
Tasting notes:           Wham!
Grey Scale Rating:**     Platinum
Wt Relativity Index***   10

Brew Basics
As we said last year, it’s not just about beer. Sometimes we all enjoy a change, something different. And what better after a hard day’s duty at the the Beer Festival than to pop into the nearby Floris Garden for a refreshing ‘pick-me-up’ in the form of one of their cosmos-scale Mojitos? Sufficient rum to kick a mule into orbit, mint to freshen you up, and a year’s worth of antioxidants. A detox with benefits!

The Floris Garden was established a few years ago as a logical development from the adjacent Floris Bar, which itself stemmed from the Delirium Cafe on the opposite side of the alley. All three, and the more recent Taphouse, Tequila Bar and newly opened Monasterium specialise in different styles of beverages but they have something in common: they don’t do things by halves

My, how you’ve grown!
This beverage was preceded by the once impressive but now feeble looking Mojito in a pint glass, but like everything in the modern world – deficits, waistlines, fuel bills, Donald Trump’s hair – it just keeps getting bigger!

What’s so special?
Just look at it!

Health & Safety Warning:
This drink is very heavy and should only be lifted by people who have had proper training in handling hazardous loads

More info: Floris Garden

* AI, or Alcoholic Index is a key parameter in the temporal equation defining (perceived) Drink Time. Ref. ‘Quantum Qorner’ Alcohol Induced Time Dilation Effect
** The official GTG product review rating scale:
Coal (pants) Charcoal (bearable) Gravel (average) Ash (good) Platinum (ace)
*** Westmalle Tripel Relativity Index: higher resolution drink-specific rating comparing beverages to the benchmark Westmalle Tripel, which itself rates the theoretical maximum of 10, with Platinum rated brews being in the range 9-10. More information under: ‘Featured Beverage’
Watering Hole

The ONLY place to enjoy today’s featured beverage

Floris Garden, Brussels

Hello Sailor!

Treasure Island

Well, it’s not rocket science but if you want a Floris Garden Mojito you have to go to the Floris Garden. Having said that, you do have a choice of front doors and you could enter through the similarly named adjoining Floris Bar (but be careful not to be tempted too early by the vast array of absinthe and other spirits….)

The interior is warm and inviting with what can be best described as a ‘wood theme’ but can become a little busy on Friday and Saturday nights when it gets packed-out by hordes of (no doubt) cool-looking, but also decidedly spaced-out though usually good natured teenagers

If that’s too much and the weather is fair (and you can cope with assorted bus loads of Japanese tourists arriving to photograph the totally uninspiring ‘Jeanneken Pis’ statue) you could sit outside. From here you can marvel at the awesome array of beverages available from the various surrounding hostelries that make up the extended family of the Delirium Cafe, the latter being famous for stocking more than 2,000 different beers!

Plenty, in fact, to keep you busy on a long weekend

Floris Garden, 5 Impasse de la fid̩lit̩ Р1000 Bruxelles

Article originally published in GTG Downtime-Extra! Aug 2010

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