Double Deuce Manhattan ($11)
This play on the Manhattan pays homage to the movie "Roadhouse", starring Patrick Swayze. "I wanted to make a Manhattan that's legit, boozy, strong, with a dry flavor profile...but using sweet tea and peaches," says Simon. Peach black tea from Rare Tea Cellar in Chicago is brewed to make the sweet tea base. The tea is then vacuum sealed with agave nectar, allspice, lemon, orange curacao, Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach Liqueur, Dolin Dry Vermouth, and Perucchi Red Vermouth. He batches this mix with some Balcones Brimstone smoked corn whisky (distilled in Waco, Teas).
To serve, Simon stirs Buffalo Trace and house made orange bitters and Angostura bitters with the tea concoction, then garnishes the drink with cherry infused peaches.
The Gold Price ($12)
The Iron Price ($12)
Lena Dunham's Super Nightlife Mule ($8)
Simon says he's is not above making familiar drinks like the Moscow Mule. "I make things that are approachable, that people love, things like the Mule that make people happy and comfortable." He named it after a silly inside joke he has with Paul about the show "Girls". Most of the prep happens before service, so the drink can be completed in 10 seconds once ordered.
The mule begins with a homemade celery lemongrass ginger beer, made by vacuum-sealing together lemon grass, ginger, crystallized lemongrass oil, simple syrup, salt, gin, and lime. The sealed mixture is cooked at a low temperature, then pureed and combined with fresh celery and cucumber juice. The mix is carbonated using a Sodastream, and then served with Tito's Vodka and fresh lime juice.