At the Bar: Ludivine’s “I’m Only Sleeping” - 405 Magazine

At the Bar: Ludivine’s “I’m Only Sleeping”

Locavore haven Ludivine is paying tribute to the Beatles with a drinks menu inspired by “Revolver” – try an “I’m Only Sleeping,” and pleasant dreams.


Locavore haven Ludivine is all about culinary craftsmanship, and chefs Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger aren’t the only ones who excel at elevating ingredients through experimentation: bar manager Chris Barrett is a practiced hand at drink innovation.

He’s an inveterate music lover, as well – so much so that he and bartender Colby Poulin concocted a spring drinks menu inspired by individual tracks from The Beatles’ magnum opus “Revolver.”

Despite its fruit garnish, this particular beverage isn’t the “Strawberry Fields Forever” – that would be in the offing if they do a followup menu based off “Sgt. Pepper’s.” It’s the base of Lucid brand absinthe (the better for dreamlike states), and a bittersweet twang of Italian aperitif Aperol, that fuel the transcendently delicious “I’m Only Sleeping.”

It and the other Beatles-inspired drinks will be on the Ludivine menu through June. The bartenders may well wake you and shake you eventually if you spend too long in a trance, but until then – pleasant dreams.

I’m Only Sleeping

• Muddled strawberry

• Absinthe

• Aperol

• Lemon juice

• Topped with champagne and a strawberry