Cocktails

Laird & Company

By Jonathan Laurel February 8, 2019 Cocktails

For three hundred years, the same New Jersey family has distilled apple brandy, a staple for Colonial Americans. Licensed since 1780, Laird & Company is the oldest legally operating distiller in the United States. Their one-hundred proof “applejack” is a fundamental spirit in Golden Age cocktails. This cocktail flight features three cocktails, each of which provides a different expression of Laird’s apple brandy. From left to right, these are the Corpse Reviver #1, with cognac,… Read More

Charles Dickens’ Famous Smoking Bishop

By Jonathan Laurel February 1, 2019 Cocktails

cherry, plum, allspice, cinnamon, anise, orange ruby port, cabernet sauvignon, roasted orange & cinnamon cordial, picon Immortalized at the end of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, the Smoking Bishop is a mulled and spiced port wine punch popularized centuries ago. We roast whole, clove-studded oranges in the oven until their bursting point, juice them, then fortify the juice with sugar and spices to create a cordial. Picon adds a bittersweet fruitiness… Read More

Colonial America Pairing Dinner

By Jonathan Laurel January 31, 2019 Cocktails Events Food

Our first cocktail pairing dinner of 2019 will be on Thursday, February 14—yes, Valentine’s Day, though we’re welcoming couples and groups alike! We’ve been waiting since New Year’s Eve to tell you all about this dinner and we’re so excited to share it with you. The menu will further explore the theme of our current cocktail menu, Volume 4: Colonial America, with each dish and its cocktail pairing inspired by 18th century North American staples. Read More

Fatal Flying Guillotine

By Jonathan Laurel January 24, 2019 Cocktails

blackberry, cherry, chocolate, orange, clove ruby port, Kentucky bourbon whiskey, milk, cream, ramazzotti, grenadine, aquafaba, monk bitters, soda water The Fatal Flying Guillotine is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the Flip, a standard eighteenth century mixed drink which later batenders miniaturized into single servings. Our carbonated version relies on a combination of port wine, grenadine, and Ramazzotti to provide bittersweet fruit notes, while the whiskey lends it oak, tannin, and structure. We create a foamy,… Read More

Horn of Plenty

By Jonathan Laurel January 17, 2019 Cocktails

bartlette pear, apple, citrus, ginger, cinnamon Poire william eau-de-vie, apple shrub, picon, lemon, fall syrup, ginger ale Named after a cornucopia—a hollow, horn-shaped basket which contains an inexhaustible amount of fruits, flowers, and nuts—the horn of plenty is a primeval symbol of nourishment. Since it represents the autumn harvest, our own Horn of Plenty offers a similar abundance of fall flavors, including ripe Bartlett pears, baked apples, spices, lemon zest, and ginger. Read More