THE SWEAT REPEAL
This cocktail is to celebrate the repeal of prohibition in 1933. We are using Brandy or Cognac as the majority of local distilleries in America were shut down and so good quality spirits were hard to come by.
NOCE DI COCCO
Noce Di Cocco is Italian for coconut. This is a low ABV, aperitif style cocktail inspired by the classic Americano.
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
This cocktail is a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley. Just remember not to step on his Blue Suede Shoes.
The Frenchie is similar to the classic cocktail a Sidecar. It consists primarily of French ingredients; Calvados and Cointreau.
During prohibition, there were hundreds of illegal bars. Once inside you were asked to remain quiet and speak-easy. Cocktails in these days were generally tall with a predominant fruit juice.
THE AMERICAN WORD
The American Word is a Bourbon based cocktail inspired by the pre-prohibition cocktail, The Last Word, which was Gin based. The American word also features Yellow Chartreuse and not the green.
The Cosmopolitan was invented by Cheryl Cook from South Beach but it was made famous by Dale DeGroff when the drink featured at his bar, The Rainbow Room, where Madonna was spotted drinking one.
STONE OF MOTIVATION
A Carnelian Stone is often used for it’s motivational enegry. The colour of this cocktail resembles the same colour of the Carnelian Stone.
THE KIR ROYAL
Sometimes called Kir or Kir Aperitif as it was originally mixed with Bourgogne Aligoté white wine. When mixed with champagne you have a Kir Royal.
Invented by Count Camillo Negroni who had spent time as a cowboy in the old West and a gambler in New York. When he returned to Florence in the 1910’s he had the bartender at Bar Casoni mix these up for him.
The French 75 cocktail celebrates the firepower of the WW1 French 75mm field-gun which was a symbol of hope.
CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
Captain Jack Sparrow, as we all know, loved his rum. This role was played by Johnny Depp who loved his Bourbon. We found a matrimony between the two alter egos which inspired this cocktail.
As the story goes, the Bloody Mary was invented at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the early 1920’s when bartender Ferdinand Petiot poured Vodka into a glass of tomato juice.
By the 1860’s the original “Cock-Tail” began to change and if you wanted the older, original drink you had to order an “Old-Fashioned”. It has since become a style of drink utilizing different aged spirits.
La Bodeguita del Medio in Havanna is credited with making the first Mojito and is apparently where Ernest Hemingway would frequently enjoy this refreshing drink.
THE COFFEE SONG
Frank Sinatra loved his coffee and American whiskey as do we. He also had a song titled “The Coffee Song.”
Contrary to popular belief, the classic, dry Martini was not that of a James Bond movie. It was one of equal parts gin and dry vermouth from around 1895. Our Martini is the extra dry style from the 1950’s.
Margarita is the Spanish word for Daisy. A daisy is a style of drink made with a base spirit, citrus and a liqueur (generally orange Curaçao).