Cheers to Spring!
HONEY! HONEY! HONEY! ... OI! OI! OI!
Barr Hill Vodka, fresh honeydew juice, honey, basil
THE TORRENTS OF SPRING
Hendrick’s Gin, Lillet Blanc, fresh strawberry
purée, agave, lemon
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE
Silencio Mezcal, apricot liqueur, lime, dried chili pepper,
simple syrup, smoked salt rimmed glass
MT. VERNON FLOWER MART
High West Western Oat Whiskey (Silver), Absinthe Bohemian,
fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, simple syrup,
egg white, edible pansies
Charred Oak Bourbon, rhubarb and ginger
liqueur, Cynar, dehydrated orange
Legend has it that Baltimoreans rode the streetcars late at night to cool off from the summer heat. Unwind with a trip down memory lane with our version of a sidecar. Remy Martin, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lemon juice served up in a sugar rimmed glass.
During a dinner party in Saratoga, New York in 1868, Maryland’s then Governor, Oden Bowie, suggested a horse race to be held in Baltimore. Two years later, Pimlico was a model racetrack. Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur, Hendrick’s gin, ginger beer, fresh lemon, strawberry, orange, mint, cucumber slices with a splash of lemon soda, garnished with thyme and rosemary.
In 1999 the Orioles traveled to Havana to play the Cuban National Team. They split the two game series with the Cubans, and hopefully enjoyed a few Mojitos during their visit. 10 Cane rum, muddled fresh mint, lime wedges and sugar with a splash of soda water.
Baltimore in the 1850’s saw outbursts of political violence that earned it the nickname of “Mob Town.” Spicy, briny and undoubtedly with a few extra kicks, our version of a Bloody Mary takes you back with vodka, salt, cracked black pepper, horseradish, lemon, tabasco, celery salt and Worcestershire. Garnished with Old Bay rolled olives, lemon, lime and a celery stalk.
Bar Cien Margarita
The tang of fresh squeezed citrus, punch of premium tequila,softened with a touch of Cointreau makes The Center Club’s recreation of the classic Margarita muy delicioso. Cuervo Gold, Cointreau, sugar cubes, fresh squeezed citrus, garnished with lime. Served on the rocks or up.
salt or sugar rim optional
A classic Baltimore neighborhood, well known for its fine architecture and lush green spaces. We’ve reinterpreted the common Julep with Woodford Reserve bourbon, lightly bruised fresh mint, water and a dash of sugar.
Baltimore Sun reporter H.L. Mencken had a nose for national controversy, and traveled to Tennessee in 1925 to report on the historic Scopes trial; a man charged with teaching the theory of evolution to schoolchildren. Mencken coined the term “The Monkey Trial” along with biting criticism of the legal process. Gin, absinthe, fresh orange juice and a touch of grenadine.
Charm City French 75
Then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer’s 1975 request for a new nickname to promote and refresh Baltimore’s image was given to a team of execs. They came up with ‘Charm City’. Refresh yourself with Citadelle gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, house made simple syrup topped with sparkling wine at the best bar in Baltimore.
As a lifelong Baltimorean, member of Congress and Mayor of Baltimore, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. made much bolder decisions than Mr. Negroni simply requesting gin added to his Campari and sweet vermouth. Enjoy ours up or on the rocks with a lemon twist.
Standard Distillers bottled rye was distilled by Majestic and sold under the Pikesville label. Its slogan since 1937 is“Pikesville, the Aristocrat of Maryland" Straight Rye Whiskies are more popular today than ever.
Spicy rye, rich in character, with fresh lemon, sugar, egg whites, grapefruit bitters with lemon zest and cherry.
Dolly Hyde Mule
Copper mines operated in Maryland from colonial times until the 1850s, in three mining districts. The most productive was in Frederick County called the Dolly Hyde mine.
Vodka, ginger beer and lime in a copper cup as a tribute to this historical era.
In 1808, the British intercepted a Baltimore ship and demanded a tax on each gallon of gin aboard. This prompted thousands of angry citizens and sailors to parade to Hampstead Hill (now Patterson Park) to watch the destruction of 720 gallons of gin. Don't let yours go to waste.
Hendrick’s gin, muddled lime and lightly crushed cucumber, garnished with a lime.