Taken from the Chicago Sun Times
Straight up: Gay bar makes Ozzie GuillenTini
July 2, 2006
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL Staff Reporter
At least one gay bar in Chicago was neither shaken nor stirred by Ozzie Guillen's recent slur against a Sun-Times sports columnist. In fact, it's naming a drink after the White Sox manager.
The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted, a gay bar that features female impersonators, now has "The Effen Ozzie GuillenTini" on the menu. The martini is made with assorted fresh fruits, vodka and served with a complimentary Sun-Times sports section for $8.50.
Though Guillen has drawn negative attention by calling Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a "f---ing fag" during a pregame interview, Edward Gisigler and John McCartney -- the brains behind the name -- wanted to draw positive attention to the Sox manager.
"[Guillen] has been a supporter of the gay community," McCartney said. "What he said was no big deal, and we wanted people to know it's time to get over it." "We decided to put "effen" in front of it because that's what he called Mariotti," said Gisigler, the club's owner. He said the club will sell the martini through the end of the baseball season.