Baijiu Cocktails and Small Plate Tapas for Two or Four People at Lumos Bar (50% Off)

Greenwich Village

103 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Cocktail bar dedicated to BaiJiu outside of China; served with small plate tapas for up to four people

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $27 for two baijiu cocktails and two small plate tapas for two people ($54 value)
  • $54 for four baijiu cocktails and four small plate tapas for four people ($108 value)

Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered “proof;” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Customer Reviews

103 Ratings

Awesome ambience, great cocktails:)
Ioana M. · October 14, 2016
Bartender was very nice, cocktail was good and the crab cake sliders were delicious
Cynthia V. · September 28, 2016
Overall an amazing experience.Pablo was the best mixologist I have ever met. Personable, Knowledgeable, and simply dynamic. Thanks Lumos for a great night.
Lawrence L. · September 26, 2016
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    Greenwich Village

    90 West Houston Street

    New York, NY 10012

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