Craft Cocktails

 

    Introducing our new handcrafted cocktails inspired by the historic and time honored traditions of Pre-Prohibition drinks. We only use the finest liquors and fresh made mixers. They take time but so worth the wait!

    BOURBON, RYE & WHISKEY

    SAZERAK – This classic Sazerac Rye whiskey cocktail was born when Old New Orleans was young. Created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, who invented the cocktail in the 1830s. We take Sazerac Rye, a sugar cube, a hint of Absinthe and of course Peychaurd’s bitters to bring you one of America’s earliest cocktails, the Sazerac.

    THE MANHATTAN – The Manhattan was the most famous cocktail in the world shortly after it was invented in New York City’s Manhattan Club, some time around 1880. This original version is timeless and tasty and is the very definition of what a cocktail should be.

    PRESBYTERIAN – This old fashioned cocktail is old-school but never out of fashion. It’s a true three-ingredient bourbon and ginger ale tipple. We kick it up a few notches using our homemade ginger syrup and top it with candied ginger.

    WHISKEY SMASH – Like Mint Juleps? You’ll love our Whiskey Smash! A citrusy 19th-century cooler without all the cermony. We use Legendary bartender Dale DeGroff recipe by adding muddled lemon wedges. DeGroff calls the combination of citrus-and-mint a perfect cocktail for those who say they’ll never drink whiskey.

    WHISKEY SOUR – This 1850’s classic predates many of today’s most beloved cocktails, from the Daiquiri to the Margarita. But they all owe a tip of the cap to the three-ingredient old guy, the Whiskey Sour. We topped off our Woodford Reserve Whiskey Sour with egg whites and Angostura bitters to give it a creamy, earthy texture.

    SCOFFLAW – The very nature of this cocktail is going against the law. Created in the 1920’s in Paris at Harry’s bar during Americas noble experiment. The name literary means to Scoff at the Law, we use Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Rumor has it this drink was Al Capone’s favorite!

    OLD FASHION – The Old Fashioned cocktail is old-school but never out of fashion. At Cellar Door we use the original older version with out muddled fruit. We use pure cane sugar two types of bitters and Hudson Bay Baby Bourbon to bring you this icon of cocktails.

    EMPLOYEES ONLY MANHATTAN – This is Cellar Door’s take on a classic Manhattan. We blend Bulleit Rye, Carpano Antica Rogue Vermouth and Orange Curacao to make the best Manhattan you have ever had period.

    CELLAR DOOR SOUR – Shaken with egg whites to give it a wonderful silky texture. We top our classic Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Sour with delicious jammy red Opolo Zinfandel to get this delicious pre-Prohibition tipple. Cellar Door Sour

    BROWN DERBY – We bring you back the classic bourbon Brown Derby cocktail. It’s named for the eponymous hat-shaped Los Angeles diner. It’s both sweet and sour with a hefty dose of grapefruit juice, a touch of honey syrup and Eagle Rare Bourbon making it prefect for Bogie, Bacall and you!

    BOURBON LIFT – The cocktail equivalent of a New York egg cream, this rich and fizzy Bulliet Bourbon drink with a touch of coffee is absolutely delicious. Bourbon Lift

    BOULEVARDIER – During prohibition an American living in Paris was writing for the Parisian review the Boulevardier. He loved American Whiskey, so he took the Negroni and replaced the Gin with Rye Whiskey and the Boulevardier was born. It’s equally complex as its gin-based predecessor, but the Bullet Rye adds warmth, making it perfect!

    GIN

    SOUTH SIDE – Despite its name, there are no geographical limitations for this cocktail. A wonderfull summertime tipple, simple, minty and classic. With No. 209 Gin, mint leaves, fresh lemon juice and a little simple syrup the South Side is the perfect introduction to gin cocktails

    NEGRONI – Hendrick’s Gin, Rouge Vermouth and Campari is the Negroni a classic Italian drink. The Negroni is said to have been invented in Florence by a dauntless Italian count who demanded that the bartender replace the club soda in his Americano with gin. Order a Negroni and you’ll be sure to Impress everyone.

    GIN FIZZ – Love the Tom Collins? Try its frothy, bubbly cousin, the Gin Fizz. This 19th-century New Orleans brunch classic is light, airy. creamy, frothy and refreshing. Ford’s Gin, cream, fresh lemon and lime juice and soda with egg white. It’s perfect for the patio!

    CORPSE REVIVER No. 2 – A cocktail in the original sense of the word. Something to drink in the morning to get back on your feet. A really well balanced cocktail from our forefathers, Ford’s Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon juice in an Absinthe rinsed glass. If you really want to look cool order one and you will.

    CELLAR DOOR GARDEN GIN & TONIC – The Cellar Door Garden Gin & Tonic is perhaps the quintessential summer cocktail. Inspired by a lazy summer day in the garden. This St. George Gin & Tonic with strawberries, grapefruit, cucumber, lemon and blueberries, topped with lavender. It’s summer in a glass! It’s light, delicate and refreshing.

    AVIATION – Noted for its beautiful color, this old-school Aviation cocktail is as blue as the sky. Created before Prohibition, this staple was lost to the United States after the Noble Experiment. We careful blend No.209 Gin, Maraschino Liqueur and Creme de Violette to bring back the lost citurs, and floral wonder.

    TEQUILA

    PALOMA – If you think Mexico is Margarita you’d be wrong it’s the Paloma. Herradura Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt, topped with grapefruit soda. Simply perfect and Simply refreshing!

    CELLAR DOOR MARGARITA – We went back to the basics to bring you a classic. At Cellar Door we only use Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice and 100% Blue Agave Nectar. No strange green liquid, No sugar and No syrup. Only fresh and natural ingredients to bring you the real Margarita.

    CHAMPAGNE

    FRENCH 75 – Viva la France, Viva la Victory, Viva la 75! This delicious champagne and cognac cocktail is named for the 75mm guns that brought victory to France in WWI. Bright, light and lemony is the perfect way to celebrate victory.

    CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL – When you want to celebrate you think Champagne. This simple 1860’s classic cocktail is the best way to improve the bubbly. Brut Champagne, Sugar cube and Angostura bitters topped with a lemon twist. Cheers!

    SCOTCH

    ROB ROY – Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whiskey-based Rob Roy cocktail. This cocktail is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Walker Black Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious, try it for yourself. Rob Roy

    BLOOD & SAND – A classic scotch-based cocktail. Named after a 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie on a bullfighter, the name points to its ingredients: The “blood” represents Heering cherry liqueur, and the “sand” is for the orange juice.

    PISCO

    PISCO SOUR –  The perfect sour. Created in Peru by an American bartender living there during prohibition. This brandy based sour is simply perfect. Fresh lime, Pisco and egg whites are combined to create perfection. Both Chile and Peru claim this classic as their own, we will let them fight it out… we just love it!

    ABSINTHE

    Have you ever wanted to chase the green fairy? Straight from the Moulin Rouge, Cellar Door is proud to introduce you to the Necromancer. This Absinthe based, Lillet Blanc and Elderflower tipple holds powerful magic.

    MARTINI

    COSMOPOLITAN – The legendary Cosmopolitan is a simple cocktail with a big history. Though it was only invented in 1985, the Cosmopolitan is definitely a modern classic. It reached its height of popularity in the 1990s, when the HBO show “Sex and the City” was at it’s peak. The pink-hued Martini was a favorite of the character’s on the show.

    VESPER – James Bond may be known as a Martini drinker, but the first cocktail he orders in Casino Royale is actually the Vesper. When Bond orders the Vesper, it comes with strict instructions: “Three measures of Gin, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?” Channel your inner OO7 and order one today!

    THE GIBSON – The Martini’s savory second cousin, “The Gibson” uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of the typical briny olive to add an umami undertone to this classic cocktail. The Gibson is believed to have been created by San Francisco businessman Walter D.K. Gibson in the late 1800s, who thought that eating onions prevented colds, hence the addition of the mini allium.

    DRY MARTINI –  A classic cocktail that is like a tailored suit and is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to use and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this elixir is truly the everyman’s cocktail. Pick you’re favorite Gin or Vodka.

    50/50 – Known as a sharpener, the 50/50 Martini is a lighter take on the classic Martini, and a great way to ease into your evening. Equally balanced with Hendrick’s Gin and Dolin Dry Vermouth. This is one great appertif.

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