Between the 1860's and Prohibition, bartenders became mixologists, creating concoctions that have lasted over the past 100 years although several experienced great transformations from their original presentation. Take a journey back in time and sample these historical cocktails. Don't forget to ask about our famous Picons!
Plymouth Gin, Rose's Lime Cordial Shaken. Served straight up over ice. The Gimlet is believed to have originated with the British Navy in an effort to prevent scurvy at sea
Gin, Lemon juice, Simple Syrup. Shaken and then topped with club soda. First appearing in print in 1887, the Gin Fizz quickly became popular for the party crowd
Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters. Stirred and served straight up. Believed to be created at the Manhattan Club in New York, a Democratic social club
Old Tom Gin, Dry Vermouth, Orange Bitters. Stirred and served straight up with a lemon twist. The original martini dates back to around 1882. Also referred to as the "silver bullet" or a "crisp cocktail"
Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters, Stirred and served straight up. The legendary Picon with twice the "punch" was believed to be poured at the Noriega Hotel in Bakersfield, CA in 1893
White Rum, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice. Shaken and served straight up. Invented in the 1890s by American Engineer Jennings Cox while working in Cuba. Introduced in America at Washington, D.C.'s Army and Navy Club in 1909
Dry Gin, Maraschino Liquor, Creme de Violette, Lemon Juice. Shaken and served straight up. Created in 1911 and gained popularity after 1916, the drink pleases the eye with a blue hue like the sky
Whiskey, Soda. Served on the rocks. The first HighBall appeared some time in the 1800's however it became wildly popular during Prohibition. Many refer to any hard alcohol cut with a mixer as a highball
White Rum, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine, Maraschini Liqueur. Shaken and served with a maraschino cherry. Created and named for renowned actress, producer, and one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Pictures. Mary Pickford was Hollywood Royalty appearing in more than 50 films and known as "America's Sweetheart"
Gin, Lemon Juice, honey syrup. Shaken and served with a lemon slice. This is the "Bees Knees" of it's time, mixing bathtub gin with sweet honey and lemon
Gin, Lime Juice, Creame de Menthe, Bitters. A popular Prohibition era drink that leaves you questioning whether the angel fell before of after the drink. For a sweeter angel, ask for the optimal simple syrup and maraschino cherry
The Alaskan Amber
New Castle Brown Ale
Fat Tire Belgian Ale
805 Blonde Ale
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