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Barrel Aged El Presidente (and some history)

Lemon cookie, butterscotch, tropical fruit Nicaraguan silver rum, rhum agricole, chambéry blanc, cointreau, grenadine, orange bitters One of the lesser-known Havana classics, this Cuban creation is a perfect pairing of rum and vermouth.  Besides being a staff favorite at West Main, El Presidente is an icon of the Golden Age

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Panda Panda Panda

fragrant, grassy, coconut, vanilla Pandan leaf-infused bourbon, coconut, ginger liqueur, lemongrass, monk bitters Pandan is an herbaceous tropical plant with vibrant, sweet-tasting leaves.  Used to flavor coconut milk and water, panda leaf is an essential ingredient in Thai cuisine.  We use it to flavor our bourbon in this Panda Panda

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Kaeng Phet

spicy, citrusy, herbaceous, bittersweet curry spiced-infused blanco tequila, aperol, lime, thai basil, coconut, bogart bitters Meaning “spicy” or “hot” curry, Kaeng Phet is an ode to those feverish dishes which haunt our taste buds’ dreams. This cocktail perfectly bridges the gap between food and beverage that makes this menu exciting,

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Cocktail Flight: Traditional Tiki

After World War II, America’s obsession with Polynesian culture spread east from California.  A fierce rivalry between Tiki restaurateurs Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic ignited an veritable arms race for more exotic and nuanced cocktails.  We’ve chosen a few of our favorites to form the Traditional Tiki flight from

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Historical Flight: Harry Craddock

It’s no secret that Harry Craddock and his Savoy Cocktail Book are some of the most iconic and important elements of 20th century International cocktail culture.  Though a healthy discussion could be had about why certain people win the historical fame lottery over others in our small field, there’s no

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South America Flight: Caipirinha

No South American cocktail flight would be complete with the Caipirinha.  This iconic Brazilian cocktail is perhaps the most famous beverage to be exported from the country, and there’s an easy reason.  Although there are probably as many ways to make a Caipirinha as there are Brazilians, the drink is

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