Forget Me Not’s Wall Bird

Forget Me Not, a cocktail lounge in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, serves artistic cocktails with flawless presentation.

Photo by Jake Holschuh.

“Drink with your tastebuds and your eyes — from the color gradients to the light tropical notes, it’s refreshing, but warm for the season.”—Nicole Lebedevitch, forget me not Bar Director

Wall Bird

Ingredients

1 oz. mango infused Flor de Cana
1/2 oz. Galliano
1/2 oz. apricot liqueur
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 egg white
1/4 oz. blue curacao
2 pineapple fronds, for garnish

Directions

In a mixing glass or small mixing tin, measure all ingredients except for blue curacao. Do not add ice, cap with a large mixing tin, and dry shake to combine ingredients. Remove the small tin or mixing glass, add ice, and shake for dilution and to chill the cocktail. Carefully strain into bird-shaped glass or martini glass. Using a straw, pour blue curacao through the straw so that it sits at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with pineapple fronds out of the back of the bird glass or using a small crafting clothes pin, pin the fronds to the side of the martini glass.

Photo by Jake Holschuh.

Ask the Bar Director: Nicole Lebedevitch

What’s the inspiration behind the Wall Bird?
“This cocktail is a play on a Bossa Nova — a dance of taking flight and being somewhere else. This bird glass sends you off to somewhere special.”

Tell our readers a little more about Forget Me Not.
“The space is an old flower shop and we want it to bring that bright, light feel. It’s a precious place where you feel the need to take a photo because it’s so perfect and we play that into our cocktails from the garnish to the flavors. Every house cocktail is meant to evoke all the senses.”

Is there a best seller?
“No matter what kind of bar you open, people love a margarita. La Pina is our variation with smoked pineapple, cucumber, and lemon that everyone loves.”

When did you start bartending?
“I started bartending right out of music school and realized the bar is my stage: a place to create and make people happy instantaneously. In a sense, as a musician, bartending has that same feel.”

What makes Forget Me Not different from other cocktail lounges?
“We have been lucky with the large outdoor space. There’s a special thing about a bar, it takes you away from reality for a short period of time while you are there.”