Garden Variety Margarita ($11)
Though this cocktail was inspired by a get-well-remedy, you shouldn't be afraid of the kale juice. Made with Milagro silver tequila, lime juice, and a three-to-one ratio of fresh ginger to kale, the drink's just a little bit salady, with a rim of smoked salt and a gingery punch.
Willie's Sour Cherry Flip ($11)
"I could drink these all day," says Mendenhall of the bright and frothy flip he makes with homemade sour cherry jam, walnut bitters, egg, and Old Overholt rye.
I Hear Banjos ($12)
Unaged corn whisky cut with apple juice, homemade roasted apple spice bitters, cinnamon, and Laird's bonded applejack make for a surprisingly easy-drinking cocktail for fans of Old Fashioneds who want something just a little bit lighter. The cocktail is infused with applewood smoke: "I wanted people to smell the smoke and reminisce about being around a campfire," says Mendenhall.
Winter Migration ($11)
"Sage has such a bold flavor and scent," says Mendenhall, "so, easy-drinking white rum plays nicely alongside it." Tart lime, Angostura, and sparkling wine keep this cocktail light and refreshing.
Hudson Overcoat ($11)
Lemon juice, homemade orange bitters, and brisk clementine-cranberry syrup give backbone and tartness to this gulpable gin cocktail.
The Barnesville ($11)
This rich and squashy pumpkin cocktail is spiced with Angostura, nutmeg, and Old Grandad bourbon.
The Barton Hollow ($11)
Pimenton-infused honey adds complexity to this lemony vodka cocktail. "Pimenton is smoky and interesting," says Mendenhall, "so this doesn't drink like vodka." A sprig of fresh basil adds aroma.
The San Fran Spout ($7)
Earthy homemade cola ("heavy on the citrus," says Mendenhall) is mixed with Fernet and then dispensed on the soda gun.
Cumin My Cocktail ($11)
This Scotch cocktail with cumin-infused agave nectar, lemon, Angostura, and eggwhite is smoky and savory but still fresh-tasting.
Mexican Standoff ($12)
Tequila faces off with mezcal in this spicy cayenne-and-Nutella hot chocolate. "This is the highlight of the show, really," says Mendenhall as he spoons on a dollop of salted whipped cream.