White Oak Fashioned

By Jonathan Laurel March 30, 2018 Cocktails

oak bark, toasted nuts, moss, mushrooms, orange zest kentucky bourbon whiskey, gomme, acorn bitters, woodland essence Based on the granddaddy of all Cocktails, our White Oak Fashioned uses a high-rye single barrel bourbon whiskey as its base spirit, adding depth, character, and complexity. The finished cocktail is both nutty and tannic, with a round, umami-driven mouthfeel and notes of dry wood, caramel, cinnamon, and morel. Read More

Barrel-Aged Martinez

By Jonathan Laurel March 27, 2018 Cocktails

raspberry, plum, cherry, caramel, candy gumdrops old tom gin, cocchi di torino, maraschino, bogart bitters A long-lost classic cocktail, the Martinez is a subtle blend of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino, and bitters. Known as the “missing link” of vermouth cocktails, the Martinez bridges the gap between the whiskey-based Manhattan and the gin-based Martini. We make ours with Old Tom gin, rather than London dry gin, to circumvent the usual juniper flavors. Our recipe then… Read More

Orchid Scout

By Jonathan Laurel March 21, 2018 Cocktails

orange, fig, vanilla, plum, pomegranate cabernet sauvignon, picon, cola syrup, quinine, soda water, orange bitters Orchid hunting is a dangerous sport which gripped Victorian England in the nineteenth century as explorers searched for new and rare species in the darkest reaches of the earth. An average hunter risked disease, death, and capture in order to discover unknown specimens—even risking outrageous plot twists, car chases, and random deaths, as any Kaufman fan doth know. Our… Read More

Jigger, Beaker, Flask: The East India Cocktail

By Jonathan Laurel March 15, 2018 Cocktails

The East India Cocktail has a fairly stellar bibliographic pedigree through early cocktail publications. First appearing in Harry Johnson, and then modified later by Harry Johnson to its present configuration, the East India cocktail is comprised of cognac, pineapple gomme, curaçao, maraschino, and bogart bitters (our house approximations of the original Boker’s bitters). The East India finds itself on our cocktail flight “Jigger, Beaker, Flask,” so named for Charles Baker, Jr.,’s second volume to The… Read More

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