Starry Wisdom

By Jonathan Laurel March 9, 2018 Cocktails

carrot juice, almonds, brown sugar, baking spices demerara rum, planter’s rum, carrot cake shrub, averna, orgeat, monk bitters Named for Lovecraft’s Church of Starry Wisdom, this cocktail is based on a shrub syrup made in house of carrot juice, ginger, sugar, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar. We add a few dashes of our orgeat to give it a light, nutty note, then finish it off with four different aged rums. Starry Wisdom is a… Read More

Barrel-Aged Manhattan

By Jonathan Laurel March 3, 2018 Cocktails

black cherry, vanilla, clove, tobacco Kentucky rye whiskey, cocchi di torino, maraschino, absinthe, monk bitters There are probably as many versions of the iconic Manhattan as there are bars in that fabled metropolis, and these variations date from the 1880s up to today.  Among this bevy of options, we still believe our Barrel-Aged Manhattan is a tour-de-force.  Our Manhattan begins life based on William Smidt’s recipe from 1892.  Found in his book, The Flowing Bowl:… Read More

Jigger, Beaker, Flask: Cuba Libré

By Jonathan Laurel March 1, 2018 Cocktails

Since our Cuba Libré is part of a cocktail flight named after Charles Baker, Jr., we’ll let him tell you about it: “The only trouble with the drink is that it started by accident and without imagination, and has been carried along by the ease of its supply. Under any condition it is too sweet. What’s to do?” Baker’s eventual solution, apparently, was the juice of a small lime, hence the ubiquitous garnish. The famous… Read More

Great Old Ones

By Jonathan Laurel February 28, 2018 Cocktails

The cocktails on our Great Old Ones flight predate Prohibition by a long shot, reaching backward in time to an antediluvian past where cocktails were more elegant and refined. These great hulking monoliths of a bygone era have survived for over one hundred and fifty years, and they live on as a testament to the mysterious wisdom of Golden Age of cocktails. From left to right, the flight features the Hot Toddy, with blended… Read More

Barrel-Aged Negroni

By Jonathan Laurel February 23, 2018 Cocktails

slightly sweet, bitter, juniper, intense, complex navy strength dry gin, punt e mes, campari, orange bitters Invented in Florence, Italy, in 1919, by Count Camillo Negroni himself, the Negroni is a cocktail balanced perfectly between its three parts: dry gin, vermouth, and Campari. Our Negroni is prepared with a combination of high-proof gin, Punt e Mes, and Campari, then barrel-aged for six weeks in a used whiskey barrel to deepen its flavor. The Negroni… Read More