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

Fire Pit Margarita

By Jonathan Laurel February 22, 2018 Cocktails

spicy peppers, smoke, dry rub, tropical fruit blanco tequila, mezcal, spicy chipotle-pineapple syrup, lime, curaçao, orange bitters, smoking thyme sprig Origin stories about the Margarita are numerous. One of the most persuasive stories dates from the early 1900s, when a tourist to Mexico reported drinking “tequila Daises,” a mix of tequila, sugar, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Our Fire Pit Margarita is a spicy, smoky variation of this classic with mixed notes of burnt… Read More

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… Read More