Move over, apple-hashpipes -- you're no longer the coolest perversion of an innocuous household item! Behold French Press Cocktails, which the bartenders at Scandinavian-inspired bistro Trillium invented in a fit of creativity (in fairness, possibly after smoking from apple-hashpipes).
The Initial Pour: The three, piping-hot signature 'tails are prepped tableside, so half the fun is watching the creation of your Finnish Glogg (a mulled, spiced wine), Irish coffee-esque Lillehammer (with whiskey & walnut liqueur), or gin/berry tea Grindenwald, aka the name of the family in the Scandinavian Christmas Vacation.
The Wait and Plunge: After the pour, an egg timer will go off when the infusion's juuuuust right, so enjoy watching as the concoction "homogenizes into a beautiful deep purple warming libation" before your server plunges the press.
The Best Pour: The cocktails are made for two, so share your chosen 'tail with a Viking friend. They're served in glasses bigger than a shot but smaller than a coffee mug, but the whole experience is delicate and artful, so try not to just inhale everything all at once.
Trillium is an American restaurant with serious culinary Scandinavian roots housed in the Five Points neighborhood. Fancying a layout that favors a relaxing, comforting atmosphere, a menu featuring interesting combinations of seafood and meat (sometimes on the same plate), and seasonal brews, you may find yourself staying a while.