DRINK BETTER

West Main Crafting Co. is a nineteenth century-inspired craft cocktail bar, and we craft our own sodas, syrups, cordials, tonics, tinctures, infusions, perfumes, and bitters, in order to provide the most authentic drinking experience possible. Our verve for investigating spirit and cocktail history produces cocktails that are whole events unto themselves, and new cocktail menus ("Volumes") are released semi-annually to explore different themes and inspirations.

VOLUME 4: COLONIAL AMERICA

Whether celebrating with a bottle of Madeira at the local tavern or simply downing a pint of porter to quench the thirst, alcohol played an essential role in the daily life of American colonists. The following new cocktails draw inspiration from ingredients popular in the eighteenth century, including brandy, genever, rum, cider, sherry, and port.

Wassail Apple brandy, oloroso sherry, cider, apple shrub, fall syrup, monk bitters
Gin & Pine Holiday genever, cocchi di torino, cynar, génépy, douglas fir bitters
Faust Orange-infused Islay single malt whisky, cynar, apple shrub, cider, aquafaba, orange bitters
Double Dragon Gosling’s house blend, ruby port, molasses & nutmeg syrup, monk bitters, cacao, french oak
Sotol Flip Peppercorn-infused sotol, oloroso sherry, fall syrup, milk, cream, orange bitters, french oak, egg
The Sea Monster Spiced rum, gosling's house blend, allspice dram, butter, seaweed
Horn of Plenty Poire william eau-de-vie, apple shrub, picon, lemon, fall syrup, ginger ale
Fatal Flying Guillotine Ruby port, Kentucky bourbon whiskey, milk, cream, ramazzotti, grenadine, aquafaba, monk bitters, soda water
Dickens’ Famous Smoking Bishop Ruby port, cabernet sauvignon, roasted orange & cinnamon cordial, picon
Philadelphia Fish House Punch Cognac, gold Jamaican rum, apple brandy, peach liqueur, oleo saccharum, citric acid, black tea, bogart bitters
STANDARDS

The craft of bartending is more than a waxy mustache. We approach our cocktails as inspired experiences that are exciting and authentic; we think of cocktails as something extraordinary, and we want you to find new, unexpected flavors even in those drinks you already understand and enjoy.

Hickory Sour Hickory- and peach-infused Kentucky bourbon whiskey, lemon, apricot brandy, honey, orange bitters, aquafaba
White Oak Fashioned Kentucky bourbon whiskey, gomme, acorn bitters, woodland essence
House Sazerac Kentucky rye whiskey, cognac, gomme, peychaud's bitters, monk bitters, rinse of Kentucky absinthe
Orchid Scout Cabernet sauvignon, picon, cola, tonic, soda water, orange bitters
Gin & Tonic Kentucky dry gin, quinine syrup, soda water
Mules Bourbon (Kentucky Mule) or vodka (Moscow Mule), lime, bogart bitters, house ginger ale
Fire Pit Margarita Mezcal, tequila, chipotle-pineapple agave, lime, curaçao, orange bitters
Colonel Beam’s Iced Coffee Kentucky bourbon whiskey, milk, cream, sugar, allspice dram, cold brew
BARREL-AGED COCKTAILS

For centuries, creative winemakers and beermakers used wooden barrels to infuse their products with flavors. By putting our cocktails into oak barrels, we’re extracting tasty organic compounds such as vanillin and caramelized sugar, as well as slowly oxidizing our ingredients, creating a softer taste.

Manhattan Kentucky rye whiskey, cocchi di torino, maraschino, absinthe, monk bitters
Negroni Navy strength dry gin, punt e mes, campari, orange bitters
FLIGHTS

Our cocktail flights are full-sized offerings of cocktails from various historical and modern sources. Flights are a perfect way to share several different cocktails at once. Enjoy them together or separately.

Laird & Company Corpse Reviver #1 - Jack Rose - Wassail
Bartender’s Manual Sherry Cobbler - East India Cocktail - Kentucky Fix
I ♥ Absinthe Chrysanthemum - Corpse Reviver #2 - Absinthe Frappé