Porchlight, the far west side watering hole that bills itself as “a New York bar with a Southern accent,” is unveiling its new selection of seasonal cocktails.
“The cooler times signify back to school and back to work and the opportunity to ‘reset’ one’s life after the relatively carefree days of summer,” says General Manager Michael Shain. “Our new cocktails provide a means of resetting our guests’ palates with surprising ingredients and techniques that reflect the creativity and R&D talent of our bartending crew.”
Here is a look at their new cocktail menu:
Ricky Bobby Rickey: Inspired by the Rum Rickey, it marries Plantation 3 Stars White Rum, Porchlight’s house rum blend, Porchlight’s reclaimed citrus vinegar and cinnamon syrup and is topped with soda.
Porterhouse Manhattan: A velvety libation that is a hybrid of a classic Manhattan and a beer cocktail with Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Brandy, The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, sweet vermouth, housemade porter beer syrup and Cherry Heering Liqueur.
La Mort de Lafitte: A new take on the Absinthe Frappé made famous at New Orleans’ Old Absinthe House in 1874, this cocktail blends the fresh flavors of Meletti Anisette and vanilla simple syrup with Fords Gin and lime juice.
You Go Gin Coco!: This revisited and refreshing sling incorporates coconut in two ways: Fords Gin washed in coconut oil and Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth infused with coconut tea. Fresh lime juice and a pineapple reduction syrup provide a sweet-tart rounding of this tiki-inspired drink that is finished with Angostura Bitters and Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur.
Gaelic Godfather: A rehabilitation of the long-shunned Godfather cocktail, this edified edition unites malty Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey and smoky Laphroaig Single Malt Peated Whisky. Lazzaroni Amaretto and Porchlight’s maraschino liqueur blend play a supporting role and Linie Aquavit adds a surprising savory dimension.