Red Letter Day ($12)
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, rhum agricole, orgeat, fresh lemon juice are shaken and strained into a tall Collins glass, then topped with soda water and Miracle Mile yuzu bitters to create a light and crisp drink.
"This can be considered our 'chick drink'," said Herrick, "but it's still amazingly complex because of the richness of the orgeat and vermouth. It's a nice alternative to vodka and cranberry, and it's a great way to introduce people to new spirits."
Negroni Sbagliato #2 ($10)
"This is more or less an Americano cocktail made with sparkling wine instead of club soda," said Herrick. "I also use Punt e Mes instead of Carpano Antica, and Aperol instead of Campari. The sage garnish adds an herbaceous note that is unexpected in this drink, but it works really well with the Aperol."
Le Systeme Solaire ($10)
"This is a nice and light drink with a low alcohol content," said Herrick. "So its a great cocktail to have before dinner."
Oloroso sherry is stirred with bergamot-infused Dolin Blanc vermouth and bergamot bitters and served with a large ice cube. The result is nutty and herbaceous with citrus flavors on the finish.
Smoking Gun ($11)
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Cynar, and herbal Calisaya liqueur are stirred and strained into a chilled cocktail coupe, then garnished with a brandied cherry to create a sweet and smoky drink.
"I think the smokiness of mezcal is fun to work with," said Herrick. "It can be overpowering is some cocktails, but because there are two other sweeter spirits in this drink, everything balances nicely. It's almost like good barbecue—smoky and a little bit sweet."
Last Ango ($12)
A full ounce of Angostura bitters serves as the base spirit in this Tiki-inspired drink. The bitters are shaken with a half-ounce of Smith and Cross Navy strength rum, orgeat, pineapple gomme syrup, and fresh lime juice for a sweet, spicy, and richly textured cocktail.
Gentleman's Breakfast ($12)
Herrick shakes Famous Grouse Blended Scotch with lemon-ginger-honey syrup and a raw egg white, then strains the mix into an Old Fashioned glass. The drink is spritzed with maple-scented candy cap mushroom bitters and Laphroaig Scotch before being garnished with candied ginger. The resulting cocktail is rich and sweet, with earthy notes from the mushroom bitters, as well as a smokiness from the Laphroaig.
"This is a play on a Penicillin cocktail," said Herrick. "I love Penicillins, I've just never seen them as a flip or a sour before, so I thought this would be great combination with the egg white."