29 November, 2021, 00:30

Throwback to the ’80s & ’90s with OBON’s New Cocktail Menu (VIDEO)

The new cocktail menu takes us back — it's fresh, fun, and a drink of pop culture!

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen’s new cocktail menu brings back fond memories, such as watching The Fresh Prince — when Will Smith moved in with his auntie and uncle in Bel-Air — or when the Looney Tunes faced off against the Nerdlucks in the movie Space Jam, or the time Britney Spears was a reigning pop princess.

OBON bar manager Marlee Palmer wanted to stray away from the “serious” tone she set with her last cocktail menu and added a personal touch of ’80s and ’90s pop culture flair to dive bar classics.

In addition to their house-made fruit syrups and house-infused spirits, the throwback-themed menu incorporates ingredients such as Ramune Japanese soda, absinthe-soaked tapioca pearls, Nerds candy, and toasted marshmallows.

Highlighted cocktails:
  • Party Time Excellent
  • It’s Britney, Bitch
  • Revenge of the Nerdlucks
  • Stay Puft

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen is located at 350 E. Congress St. For more information, call (520) 485-3590 or fukushuconcepts.com/obon/tucson.

Shana Rose is a Tucson-based food writer and videographer.