Elder Things

By Jonathan Laurel February 16, 2018 Cocktails

earthy, malty, chocolate, umami, wintergreen
maitake-infused genever, shotgun ale syrup, cocchi di torino, woodier mushroom, birch, monk bitters

Four hundred million years ago, giant, alien-looking prototaxites covered the surface of the earth. These monstrous ancestors to modern-day fungi sprouted up to twenty-four feet tall and dominated the Cambrian sky. Today’s mushrooms lurk mostly beneath the ground, but Elder Things pays homage to the ancient fungi and their slightly terrifying, lost landscape. We infuse a Holland genever with maitake, an earthy mushroom also known as “hen-of-the-wood.” Brown ale syrup adds rich maltiness and mouthfeel, and it helps balance out this “umami bomb.”

elder things cocktail