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

Bird’s Eye Smash

By Jonathan Laurel May 21, 2019 Cocktails

spicy, sour, grassy, herbaceous, invigorating Bird’s eye chili-infused rhum agricole, lime, Thai basil, cilantro The Bird’s Eye Smash is our fiery riff on a Daiquiri, which we make with bird’s eye chilis imported from Thailand.  Infusing the young peppers in a grassy Martinique rum while they are still green allows us to maximize their heat—which is below habanero peppers on the Scoville scale.  The combination of Thai basil and fresh cilantro adds… Read More