We're here to take a look at The Hawthorne, the first bar in which barman Jackson Cannon actually has a personal stake as proprietor. His partner is Garrett Harker of Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster bar. We asked Cannon to share five recipes with us from their menu, which focuses largely on stripped down, updated classics.
'mojito' on Serious Eats
This week, we cover the favorite tipple of sailors and tiki geeks alike: rum. Now, rum is a tricky category to limit to five essentials; first, there are simply a whole damn lot of rum cocktails around. More importantly, though, the rum category is broad and deep, and the word rum refers to such a mixed bag of spirits.
Mojitos are such a refreshing way to chase the sticky morning heat; but if you're like me, the last thing you want is a big mouthful of yard clippings every time you take a sip. And lot of mojitos are so cloying that they leave me even thirstier, rather than slaking a sticky throat the way a proper cocktail should. Clearly this wheel, while not needing reinvention, needed a little tuning.