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Specialty cocktails at Chez Philippe, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, are available through the Lobby Bar, mere steps away in the lobby of The Peabody Memphis. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey played a part in how the “South’s Grand Hotel” got its most famous residents — the ducks that swim in the Lobby fountain were first put there by a hotel manager after a few drinks — so it’s only fitting that the Jack Daniel’s flight is popular: a selection of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label, Gentleman Jack Rare Whiskey and the Peabody Select Single Barrel. Lynn Tolly’s Lady Manhattan, named for Jack Daniel’s great-grand-niece, is usually also in demand.
Another signature drink is the Peabody cocktail, a blend of rum and Southern Comfort, orange juice, pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine. You may want to try the classic Peabody mint julep, even though Tennesseans consider it a Kentucky drink. A secret recipe, it’s made Early Times Mint Bourbon and fresh mint.
With the high number of families attending the daily Duck March, mocktails such as Blue Coconut and virgin Memphis Barbie are also in high demand.