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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Recipes from House of Cards & Skull's Rainbow Room

House of Cards' Disappearing Act

100% Blue agave tequila - 1.5oz

Spiced orange curaçao - .5oz 

Meyer lemon oleo - 1oz

Sancerre syrup - 1oz

Fresh lime juice - 1oz

Creme de cassis - 1oz 

Locally grown viola blossoms

Skull's Rainbow Room's Skull No. 3

1.5oz tequila

1/2oz strawberry puree

1/2oz passion fruit puree

1/2oz lime juice

Bar spoon of dijon mustard

This variation of our signature Skull's cocktail is for the adventurous. Think of it as a margarita with a kick. The mustard is a fun change from hot sauce you might normally see in cocktails. 

About House of Cards

House of Cards is Nashville’s most unique dining and entertainment experience. Located underground in a one-of-a-kind 10,000 square foot space, the venue offers an evening for guests unlike any other in the history of the South. Once guests arrive, they begin a journey via a secret tunnel which leads to a magical world that has been characterized as indescribable by anyone who’s visited. From the beautiful handcrafted bar, to the multimillion dollar collection of art, European antiques and magic-related artifacts, the interior is the culmination of four years of design, planning and artisanship resulting in a one-of-a-kind ambience not found anywhere else in the world.  House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails under one roof. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians who are stationed throughout the venue to provide mind boggling illusions and tricks all evening long. To further enhance the experience, House of Cards has a dress code and a no-photography policy to ensure the privacy of guests. Reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome subject to availability and dress code. Complimentary tickets to magic performances in the showroom are included with purchase of a dinner entrée. House of Cards was selected as by OpenTable as one of the "100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out" and has been consistently awarded OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards in the categories of “Best Ambiance,” “Romantic,” “Special Occasion” and “Most Booked.”  House of Cards has also been featured in or on the following publications: AskMen, Bustle, Delish, Eater, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, MSN, Only in Your State, Sophisticated Living, SYFY, The Bobby Bones Show, Thrillist, Where Traveler, and more.

Highlights within the establishment:

• One of the world’s finest collections of playing cards dating back to 1490, displayed throughout

• Rare vintage magic posters celebrating the world’s greatest magicians

• Handcuff device created, owned and used by Harry Houdini

• Collection of European antiques from the 1700’s and 1800’s

• Bar featuring one of the largest liquor and cocktail selections in the region

• Classic American Cuisine and special creations by Chef Keith Droz

• Cigar humidor with a comprehensive selection of cigars

• Showroom presenting numerous stage performances each evening

• Secluded garden for guests centered around a stunning 19-foot water feature

Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Lower Level, Nashville, TN 37201

Hours: Bar (5 PM – 12 AM, Monday - Saturday. 6 PM - 12 AM, Sunday.), Dinner (5 PM – 11 PM, Monday - Saturday. 6 PM - 11 PM, Sunday.) Brunch (10:30 AM - 3 PM, Sunday.)

Reservations (Reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome subject to availability and dress code.):

Phone: (615) 730-8326

Twitter: @hocnashville

Instagram: @hocnashville

About Skull’s Rainbow Room

Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City. It was most recently spotlighted on Lonely Planet's list for the top eight "Best Places to See Burlesque Around the Globe." Located at 222 Printers Alley in the basement of the historic Southern Turf building, guests flock to taste, sip and experience the legendary dining and entertainment that has made Skull's the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district. Signature craft cocktails masterfully created by skilled bartenders make Skull's the craft cocktail bar in Nashville. An award winning dinner menu created by Chef Gannon Leary showcases his Coastal fusion of American cuisine honed to perfection across his nearly three decade career in the culinary industry. Savor the many delicious libations and live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville’s only downtown jazz lounge. Skull's also showcases a late night burlesque show several nights a week, featuring Music City's loveliest dancers.

Skull’s Rainbow Room Operating Details:

Address: 222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

Bar Hours: Monday-Thursday 3 PM – 2 AM, Friday-Sunday 2:30 PM – 2 AM

Dinner Hours: 5 – 11 PM

Twitter: @SkullsRR


Nightly jazz show

Burlesque Revue:

Show Times:

Thursday: 10 PM

Friday & Saturday: 11 PM


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