A variation on a Moscow Mule, The U.S.S.R.—a blend of vodka, ginger-dill syrup, and soda water—is one of three highballs on the menu.
Ian Scalzo at Work
A focus on highballs (a classic cocktail of the late '50s and '60s) helps the bartenders to work quickly. "We're expecting big happy hour crowds," Scalzo said.
The Yellow Kid
Named for a character in a comic strip, the Yellow Kid cocktail contains gin, dill allspice syrup, dry vermouth, lemon juice, Velvet Falernum, and Fentimans ginger beer.
The Local Edition Cocktail
The house drink is an Old Fashioned, made with Eagle Rare Whiskey, orange-infused syrup, and cherry-infused Angostura bitters. "It's a nod to the time when they really screwed up this drink by muddling oranges and cherries in it," Scalzo says.
Hearst's pet name for his famous (and infamous) mistress Marian Davies, Rosebud became a cultural fixture thanks to a certain sleigh in Orson Well's film Citizen Kane. The cocktail named after her mixes reposado tequila, fresh lemon, Cocchi Americano, vanilla syrup, black pepper, and sea salt tinctures, and is shaken with a basil leaf.
The former name of the Examiner, The Eagle is a highball made from Four Roses bourbon, root beer syrup, and soda water.
Fidel and Che
This cocktail has white rum as its base, and is mixed with Aperol, yerba mate syrup, mint leaves, and soda water.
A nod to Hearst's nickname, this highball features Jameson 12, coconut, Murphy's stout syrup, soda water, and a cacao nib.