Cocktails

Hemingway Daiquiri

By Jonathan Laurel August 3, 2018 Cocktails

dry, citrusy, summery, soothing, refreshing Nicaraguan silver rum, grapefruit, lime, sugar, maraschino Named after author Ernest Hemingway, this Daiquiri was first created by bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert in the late 1920s. At his Havana bar, El Floridita, Ribalaigua was famous for his daiquiris; each of his recipes was carefully numbered in the order in which he crafted them. Hemingway’s favorite cocktail was the frozen Daiquiri #3, although he preferred his “dry,” by which he… Read More

Sangaree

By Jonathan Laurel July 27, 2018 Cocktails

juicy ripe citrus fruit, robust, grassy, grapefruit zest white Bordeaux, curaçao, sugar, grapefruit, lemon, soda water The Spanish sangria, or “sangaree” as it was known in colonial America, is a wine-based Punch reaching back hundreds of years. Our house version of a White Sangaree pairs a flinty white Bordeaux with notes of grapefruit, grass, and honeysuckle to fresh-squeezed citrus juices, sweetened with orange liqueur. We top it off with bubbles, fresh fruit, and thyme. Read More

Mules

By Jonathan Laurel July 20, 2018 Cocktails

brisk, light-bodied, cardamom, freshly grated ginger bourbon or vodka, lime, bogart bitters, ginger ale In 1941, John G. Martin, a Connecticut salesman, acquired the rights to distribute a fledgling vodka brand. In order to introduce the strange new spirit to Americans, he created the Moscow Mule. A Mule is a variation of a Buck, a type of mixed drink with spirit, citrus juice, and topped with a sparkling ginger ale. To help promote his… Read More

Down the Rabbit-Hole

By Jonathan Laurel July 19, 2018 Cocktails

tangy, crisp, refreshing, effervescent blanco tequila, aperol, watermelon patch shrub, lime, bogart bitters, soda water. A perfect summertime sipper, Down the Rabbit-Hole captures the best aspects of the season. Our watermelon patch shrub is a juicy combination of watermelon, strawberry, mint, basil, and cucumber, with a tart, sweet-and-sour finish. A citrusy blanco tequila and Aperol round off the garden-fresh flavors, and the cocktail is garnished with mint and a piece of candied watermelon rind. Read More

Jigger, Beaker, Flask: Singapore Sling

By Jonathan Laurel July 7, 2018 Cocktails

Also called “The Immortal Singapore Raffles Gin Sling,” the ‘Singapore Sling’ was encountered by Charles Baker, Jr., in 1926 “and afterwards never forgotten.” Of course, all the cocktails featured on the “Jigger, Beaker, Flask” flight come from this legendary writer, and the Gin Sling from the Raffles Hotel seems to have been a particularly memorable cocktail for him. The passage about the Gin Sling lists many other examples from various hotels and clubs from Cairo… Read More