Pittsburgh Yellow Cab celebrates 100 years with a “Hail, Yes!”

October 16, 2013 -- Published by

Pittsburgh Yellow Cab, a division of the Pittsburgh Transportation Group, celebrates 100 years of “Moving Pittsburgh Forward” this year. To celebrate, they are partnering with Clique Vodka for their anniversary gala to be held tomorrow and will be unveiling 2 new cabs designed by John Ross in addition to the rollout of several new programs initiated this year. Wheelchair accessible taxis with retractable ramps allow patrons using scooters and wheelchairs to easily board, and the Yellow Cab has added a dozen “City Cab” sedans to the fleet- cars that will be designated for pickups only in the busy downtown section of the city dubbed “The Golden Triangle,” making it easier for guests and travelers to shorten their wait time. The most interesting program initiated this year? The “Hail, Yes” campaign, which now allows pedestrians to hail cabs from the street with a wave of the hand, rather than calling the dispatch center for service! With all the new changes we decided to create a custom cocktail just for the occasion:

The "Hail, Yes!" cocktail created especially for Pittsburgh Yellow Cab's 100 yr Anniversary!

This sweet and spicy cocktail owes most of it’s flavor to a simple ginger syrup that you can easily make at home. First peel the skin from the ginger root with the back of a spoon, then chop it into small pieces (you’ll need about a half cup). Bring the ginger and 2 cups of water to a boil, then cut the heat and let the ginger steep for about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of sugar until fully dissolved and let cool. Strain out the ginger pieces using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and the ginger syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

To make the “Hail, Yes!” just add 1 1/4 oz Clique Vodka and 1/4 oz ginger syrup to a short glass with ice, then top off with lemon lime soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel, and don’t forget to toast with a big “Hail, Yes!”

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