Cocktails

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Let’s talk about cocktails.

We love craft beer and have fallen in love with the reds and whites on our extensive wine list, but there is just something about a vibrant cocktail on a warm summer evening that we just can’t get enough of. A cocktail during happy hour or before dinner is the perfect way to leave the cares of the workday behind and transition into fun and relaxation!

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Our Peartini is definitely a crowd favorite, where the vibrant taste of Grey Goose La Poire is deliciously balanced with subtly sweet, crisp flavors. The Elite Margarita, made with Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Milagro Tequila, and fresh Agave nectar, is a classic, too. Feeling a little adventurous? Sip our Fleur De Lis, a beautiful balance of Chopin Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, which brings out the fresh flavors of tropical fruit; perfect for the summer evenings that aren’t quite over yet.

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Whether you go for a classic or look for a new favorite, our bartenders will help you find the perfect cocktail for whatever the day has thrown at you. Drop your bags, grab a friend, and relax with us.

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How to: create your own cocktails

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Have you sampled our famous cocktails at any of our locations? How about experimenting and making some of your own at home this summer?

To make fantastic, creative cocktails, a half-dozen base spirits and a few mixers will not only allow you to turn out a surprising number of cocktail classics but also give you enough to tinker with to come up with some cool drinks of your own.

The Liquors

Cognac: For sidecars, brandy milk punches, crustas, daisies, and smashes.

White Rum: For daiquiris and mojitos.

Gin: For martinis, gin and tonics, Tom Collinses, etc.

Bourbon: For Manhattans, old fashioneds, and whiskey sours.

Vodka: Vodka is the workhorse of the liquor cabinet, used in basic drinks such as vodka tonics, screwdrivers, and the vodka martini.

Tequila: For margaritas, sunrises, and palomas. The best tequilas are made from 100 percent agave; check the label.

The Mixers

Cointreau: A bar essential — clean, full of natural orange flavor, and not too sweet.

Red Vermouth: For Manhattans.

White Vermouth: Essential for truly sublime martinis.

Bitters: Bitters are used not to make the drink taste bitter but to help other flavors blend.