Charlie Horse ($9)
The Charlie Horse is a bright citrus cocktail that is comprised of Monopolowa Vodka, fresh orange juice, spicy ginger syrup, and Averna, a vanilla-forward bittersweet Amaro.
The Caesar is Canada's best-selling cocktail, and a lighter alternative to the Bloody Mary. The key difference is that a Caesar is made with Clamato, which includes clam juice as well as tomato. The Bloody Mary standards of Monopolowa vodka, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery salt, and Tabasco add spice and depth.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler adding funky Smith & Cross rum to a Brandy Milk Punch.
Brandy Milk Punch ($9)
"True New Orleanians," said Morgenthaler, "know this drink—their grandmothers made it for their families." While the standard version might not feature funky Smith & Cross Jamaican potstill rum, all the other ingredients are true to the original form. The drink is a creamy blend of half and half, Korbel Brandy, housemade vanilla bean extract, and nutmeg.
Bridge Club ($8)
"I make a great Irish or Spanish Coffee, but I'm not really good at coffee cocktails," says Morgenthaler. "It took around 15 variations before we found one we were happy with." The winner is made with Canadian Club whiskey, Stumptown coffee, black walnut liqueur, brown sugar, allspice dram, and fresh, thick cream.
Bowie Knife ($10)
The Bowie Knife is Morgenthaler's riff on the French 75. He elected to follow a 1930's recipe where the drink was served on the rocks with Broker's Gin, lemon juice and sparkling brut rosé.