A variation of the popular Vern Ehlers drink made famous at the Meanwhile Bar, the Banana Vern Ehlers adds a splash of banana liqueur to the mix of Jameson and Ginger Ale.

Origins of the twist on the Eastown classic are rumored to have surfaced from a conversation among friends during a Thursday $3 Vern Ehlers night in the Spring of 2013 related to the popular Nintendo character Donkey Kong.  

The drink is also known by some as the "Justin Amash," named after the congressman holding the same seat once occupied by Rep. Vern Ehlers.  The idea is that the "Justin Amash" is a "Vern Ehlers gone bananas," an allusion to the extreme right, tea-party leanings and voting record of Mr. Amash when compared to his predecessor.