SHORT, SERIOUS, STRONG
In 1892 (a different) James Brown reported that ‘a card game was in full blast, with the usual poker accompaniments of cigars, cocktails, anecdotes and reminiscence’, when a ‘hole-card flip’ triggered a gun fight (Amusing Recollections of an Arizona City). This page contains the serious cocktails we think these card sharks might have enjoyed, cigars in hand.
Boston Education - 13.50
Baron de Sigognac 10yr, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Amer Picon, Yellow Chartreuse, Bitters Inspired by an early Manhattan variant, this drink was three years in the making and only came together when someone suggested a really characterful Armagnac instead of the Harvard’s usual Cognac.
Full-Fat Old Fashioned - 14.00
Butter-infused Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond, Sugar Features homemade butter-infused bourbon, painstakingly made over long hours with large quantities of bourbon, clarified butter and a sous-vide machine. Not for the (literally) faint-hearted.
Two Saints - 11.25
Apricot Cognac, Lillet Rouge, Pedro Ximénez, Peychaud’s Lighter in alcohol, but still with real depth, this rich sipper is made with a lightly spiced vermouth-style ‘tonic wine’ from St Emillion and a deep dark ‘San Emilio’ Pedro Ximénez sherry. A perfect partner to our Sticky Toffee Pudding
Nuclear Banana Daiquiri - 12.00
Wray & Nephew, Yellow Chartreuse, Falernum, Lime, Banana Our version of a drink that doesn’t take itself too seriously by the late, great Gregor de Gruyther. We’ve just added half a banana and blitzed it. Silly, but tasty.