Posted by Jason Sheehan on May 6th, 2013
4 years in, 14 menus down, and tonight at 5pm Franklin Mortgage will be debuting menu number 15. It is, as always, a long, literary and musical list, with the same sort of rare liquors, clever combinations, high-test cocktails and extensive use of bitters, tinctures and syrups that has come to define the Franklin and set it on its own path to cocktail bar greatness.
The highlights? How ’bout a simple Dark & Stormy with Goslings rum, lime, ginger syrup and soda? Or perhaps the slightly more complicated Lily Dale Swizzle with Buffalo Trace bourbon, Ron Zacappa rum, lemon, ginger and cinnamon syrups, birch and sarsaparilla tincture, and a little bit of Pernod. Or the completely weird …With A Baseball Bat which brings together peanut butter washed Old Forester, Bols genever, crème de mure, creme de Framboise, brown sugar syrup and Aphrodite bitters in a glass with a rock and nothing else.
There’s also a drink with pickle syrup, and another one utilizing what I assume has to be a house-made tincture of long hots, but I’ll let you check out the full menu to discover those for yourself.