Next comes the Lunch Punch (brandy, lemon, Cherry Heering, Darjeeling tea, milk), a Milk Punch that arrives in a vintage lunchbox featuring Justice League, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or the Power Rangers, followed by the Gotta Catch’em All, which is actually three cocktails themed for Pokemon. The drinks arrive with playing cards corresponding to each cocktail, with one based on mezcal, one on gin and one on aquavit. “They are handed out by chance. You don’t know what card you’ll get,” Lancha says, adding that each customer also receives a chocolate token which they can use to barter for a different drink.
Next up is the Down the Rabbit Hole (gin, orange, peach, maple, vanilla), which makes real the tea party from Alice in Wonderland. A white-gloved server dispenses the cocktail from a steaming tea pot into delicate tea cups, but the steam is generated by dry ice and the cocktail is cold, giving drinkers a surprise when they take a sip. The Abracadabra (honey vodka, Singani, coconut, lemongrass) uses butterfly pea flower extract to magically turn the cocktail from blue to pink with the addition of clarified lime juice, which looks like plain water.