Batida de Raio Branca

By Jonathan Laurel June 11, 2019 Cocktails

coconut, creamy, rich, lime, tropical fruit Kentucky white dog, coconut, passionfruit, lime cordial, cream, milk, orange bitters Portuguese for “milkshake,” the Batida is a whole category of mixed or blended beverages containing spirit, milk, and some kind of fruit.  Native to Brazil, batidas are traditionally prepared using cachaça.  Our Batida de Raio Branca—also called “white lightning”—is crafted with a bourbon-based white dog from Covington, KY, and paired with passionfruit, lime, and coconut. Read More

Afternoon Tea (on the Darjeeling Express)

By Jonathan Laurel June 7, 2019 Cocktails

licorice, molasses, dried oak, lemon Darjeeling tea-infused absinthe verte, planter’s rum, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf liqueur Considered to be one of the finest teas in the world, Darjeeling tea is harvested from a small protected region in the Himalayan foothills in India.  We source a second-flush Darjeeling tea with musky notes of sweet cocoa, baked pastries, and stone fruit—which pairs perfectly with our Jamaican rum blend.  A touch of lemongrass and lime… Read More

New Desserts | June, 2019

By Jonathan Laurel June 5, 2019 Food

We’ve got some gorgeous new desserts to start off your summer with a well-earned treat.  Our pastry chef, Miriam Martinez Prisciliano, has rolled out a new Dessert Menu for June and we can’t wait to share it with you.  To start off we have a summery new play on our recurring “Cookies & Cream” dessert theme.  A luxurious strawberry buttermilk ice cream is the highlight of this plate, with a rich texture… Read More

Tom Yum

By Jonathan Laurel June 4, 2019 Cocktails

savory, sour, shiitake, ginger, lime leaf White mirepoix-infused arrack, lemongrass, lime, kaffir lime leaf liqueur, ginger ale In Thailand, Tom Yum is a traditional spicy and sour soup consisting of three ingredients: lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves.  We recreate Tom Yum’s evocative flavor by infusing arrack with a white mirepoix—onions, leeks, and mushrooms—to give the drink umami, before rounding it out with earthy notes of lemongrass, cilantro, mushroom, and kaffir lime. If… Read More

Castle in the Sky

By Jonathan Laurel May 31, 2019 Cocktails

Juniper, angelica, gingerbread, lemon zest Old Tom gin, chambéry blanc, lemon, ginger liqueur, blue curaçao, orange bitters Like the legendary city of Laputa, many of the ingredients used here trace their lineage back hundreds of years.  We combine a sweeter, older style of piney gin with an herbaceous vermouth first created in France two centuries ago.  There are light, floral notes of lemon cookies, gingerbreads, and rosemary.  We think Hayao Miyazaki… Read More