42 Below Vodka, soho lychee, passionfruit
BEARDED LADY $18
Monkey Shoulder, Pimm’s, fresh fruit, peach ice tea, mint, orange
BLOODY MARIA $19
House infused jalapeno Tequila, tomato juice, spices
El Jimador, Mandarin Napoleon, lemon, pineapple, passionfruit, basil
POSTMAN’S PASSION $19
Brookies Sloe Gin, Campari, house made tangelo syrup, passionfruit
PERCY’S MARTINI $19
Vodka, Liquor 43, Kahlua, Percy’s Corner espresso
SPICY MAMA $19
Jalapeno infused Tequila, Cointreau, lime and pineapple
Bombay London Dry Gin, pink grapefruit, lemon, egg white
SUMMER LOVIN $19
Bacardi Blanca, Malibu, lime, pineapple, agave, egg white
A LITTLE BREEZE $19
Bacardi Blanca, Midori, pineapple and fresh kiwi fruit
THE SWEET PEAT $20
Laphroaig, Chambord, lemon, egg white
THE HOLY HENDRICKS $20
Hendricks goblet, Mandarin Napoleon, fresh cucumber and citrus
In its original guise, it was simply known as the ‘Whiskey Cocktail’ – under the definition of a cocktail, made public in 1806 in The Balance and Colombian Repository, as ‘spirits of any kind, bitters, sugar and water’
Count Camillo Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink.
By one account it was invented in the 1860s by a bartender named Black at a bar on Broadway near Houston Street. The original “Manhattan cocktail” was a mix of “American Whiskey, Italian Vermouth and Angostura bitters”. During Prohibition (1920–1933) Canadian whisky was primarily used because it was available.
During Prohibition the relative ease of illegal gin manufacture led to the martini’s rise as the predominant cocktail of the mid-20th century in the United States. With the repeal of Prohibition, and the ready availability of quality gin, the drink became progressively drier.
The bittersweet interplay between Campari and vermouth remains, but the whiskey changes the story line. Where the Negroni is crisp and lean, the Boulevardier is rich and intriguing. There’s a small difference in the preparation, but the result is absolutely stunning.
The story goes that Bradsell created the drink at Fred’s Club in the late 1980s, when a young model, sidled up to the bar and asked for something to “wake me up and f**k me up”