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WINTER WHISKEY COCKTAILS
   

Old Jack Horner 10
Jim Beam Bonded, Umeshu, Black Cardamom, Maple, Lemon, Ginger Beer
We don’t mean to feed any delusions of actually being good, but have you ever considered that maybe you deserve this? Get that thumb out of your pie and drink this earthy and rich spiced plumb refresher.

The Beast of Bourbon 12
Weller Antique, Aperol, Sfumato, Clove
William Larue Weller was one of the earliest pioneers in the whiskey business. He was the first person to introduce wheat into his mash bill in place of rye, giving his whiskey a softer more approachable taste. “Honest whiskey at an honest price” was his motto. This strong brown and stirred, spiced with amaro and clove, is a tribute to him and his legacy at an honest price.

The Unnamable 12
Bank Note Scotch, Malvasia, Nux Alpina Walnut, Rhubarb Root
When the abyss is staring you down in the dead of winter, and you’re having trouble fighting off those existential blues, sip this cocktail and ponder these closing words to Samuel Beckett’s monologue, “You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

Jupiter in Transit 12
Old Overholt Bonded Rye, Malort, Grapefruit, Lemon, Egg White, Frankincense
It has been known since time immemorial that one can find the whole in balance by bringing equally intense parts together. We present to you these gifts of Malort, Frankincense, and Rye. Lay your judgement aside for the moment and give this complex sour a try.

 

WINTER House COCKTAILS

Active Hearth 12
Finn’s Barrel Aged Gin, Roasted Chestnut, Cider, Grapefruit, Oatmeal Stout
We might not have a fireplace for to cozy up to, but we do have this roasted chestnut based combination of flavors you can snuggle up to.

Ode to the Families 12
Pueblo Viejo, Vida Mezcal, Bonal, Spiced Cranberries, Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn
Setting up travel plans to see loved ones can be a difficult endeavor, and then seeing them can be just as difficult for any number of reasons. These flavors might bring to mind those holiday gatherings, but with the right amount of balance, complexity, and booze to keep you smiling.

Bond on Bond 12
Sacred Bond Brandy, Rhine Hall Oak Aged Plum, Genepy, Cocchi Americano, Chocolate and Orange Bitters
“Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet? We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it. And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin’ you to defy it.”

For the Masses 12
Pyrat Rum, Smith & Cross Rum, Fruit, Nuts, Spices
Traditional English puddings could be made by anyone, even if you didn’t have an oven. This playful take on many of the flavors you might find in one is good throughout the winter season. Layers of apple, apricot, cranberries, ginger, and walnuts mingle with the rum to present you a rich winter treat.

Oven-Ready {served in a take-home mug} 20
Old Grand Dad 114, Cruzan Blackstrap Rum, Charred Cinnamon, Caramel, Fresh Ginger, Apple Cider, Lemon. 

This might taste like ginger snap. We do not apologize for this. This might taste like ginger snap. We do not apologize for this.

 

Classic Whiskey Cocktails
 

Longman Manhattan 10
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Punt é Mes, Angostura & Cherry Bitters
The Manhattan is a classic cocktail that will never go out of style and will always remain in the top ten most popular American cocktails.
+ with Russell's Reserve L&E Barrel Select 12

Old Fashioned 10
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Cherry & Orange & Old Fashioned bitters, Demerara Sugar, Citrus Zest

Our house old fashioned brings in the aroma of your grandfather’s old fashioned without the mess.
+ with Blanton’s L&E Barrel Select 16

Sazerac 10
Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Pierre Ferrand 1840 , Peychaud’s &
Angostura Bitters, Sugar, Letherbee Absinthe

This classic New Orleans cocktail was originally made with cognac but eventually moved to rye whiskey. Ours uses both in order to balance out the spicy and the sweet.
+ with Thomas H. Handy 2017 22

Whiskey Sour 10
Maker’s Mark, Lemon, Sugar, Egg White
We do nothing to make this classic weird or different. We just try to make it the best way we know how. Requires a longer shake. Thank your bartender.
+ with Maker’s Mark L&E Private Select 2016 14

 

RARE COCKTAILS

At L&E, we're lucky enough to have access to some of the best bourbon available, some would cry foul of putting one of these rare spirits in a cocktail, but we fall back on our tried and true motto "whiskey for your mouth...not for our shelf!" For more rare spirits, ask for a glimpse at our RARE menu

Ye Olde Chicagoan 40
1960’s Cynar, 1980’s Old Charter 8 Year, Jeppson’s Malort, Salt
A Vintage expression of one of our most popular cocktails from 2012, this upside-down (reverse-ratio’d) black (amaro instead of sweet vermouth) manhattan showcases the beauty of 1960’s Cynar. Utilizing pure ingredients without extracts, the difference is easy to notice and very pleasant. The vintage 8 year Old Charter provides a nice solid UD Bernheim backbone which comes in with sweet vanilla to complement the bitter herbs in the Cynar. Tiny touches of Malort and Salt give this sweet midwestern senior citizen a sort of edgy charm. Drink while supplies last.

Shot-Caller 22
Old Rip Van Winkle 107, 2005 Neipoort Colhieta Port, Swan Creek Maple, Roasted Orange
We took our tasting notes from this amazing and highly prized bourbon and found other beautiful ingredients that gave off those characteristics. We used them in the smallest quantities to give the whiskey a chance to shine in the first of our rare cocktail offerings.

 

WINTER HOT COCKTAILS

Hot Oddity 10
Bourbon, Ginger, Maple, Honey, Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove

Non-Alcoholic 

Scrutable Season 6
Charred Cinnamon Caramel, Fresh Ginger Juice, Lime, Top Note Ginger Beer