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Category: Cocktails

Charles Dickens’s Enchanted Mint Julep

Here in the Bluegrass, the Spring is marked by a series of back to back events largely unknown to the outside world: four weeks of horse racing at Keeneland, immediately followed by the world renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event (more horses), and then, one week later, the world famous Kentucky Derby. 

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Green Swizzle

lime, banana, mango, molasses, wormwoodjamaican rum, nicaraguan rum, lime cordian, allspice dram, anisette, wormwood bitters Popularized by the grand hotel bars of the Caribbean in the 1890s, the Green Swizzle is a lost gem of the Golden Age.  A blend of rum, falernum, and spices, the cocktail gets its distinctive

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complex, earthy, bitter, herbalkentucky dry gin, cocchi di torino, green chartreuse, absinthe, campari Basically a latter-day riff on the Bijou Cocktail (which we think was crafted by Harry Johnson sometime in the 1890s), the Tailspin has made a resurgence in recent years.  A blend of gin, vermouth, and Green Chartreuse–an

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Panacea Cocktails

Throughout the long history of cocktails—even preceding said history—there is an even longer history of drinks used as cure-alls, makeshift medicine, and panaceas.   Some of those drinks eventually filtered through the mainstream of the cocktail Golden Age and have carved niches for themselves as icons of drink culture.  In

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Plague Menus

Due to Andy’s “No Indoor Seating” rule, West Main Crafting Co. is closed for on-site experiences. But, there is some good news to come of this: we are here to brighten your 2020 quarantine fugue state with dope fresh food from our kitchen and some authentic, bottled cocktails from our

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Barrel-Aged and Cellared Cocktails

Any visitor to West Main Crafting Co. has seen the Barrel-Aged section of our cocktail menu.  A staple for eight volumes now, the barrel-aged cocktails can sometimes fly under the radar unless one is giving the book a good read.  This is partly because our barrel-aged cocktails are a little

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Take Out & Delivery

Cocktails and dinner are all available for pick up and delivery.  
Drink orders can be placed through our shop, over the phone, and through DoorDash.
Dinner orders can also be placed over the phone or through DoorDash. 

Available Tuesday-Saturday, 4-10.30pm