DuNord Fitzgerald Gin, House Made Sour, Angostura Bitters, Lemon Twist $10
F. Scott Fitzgerald was known to drink gin as he insisted you could not detect it on the breath. It was a drink instrumental in the revival of the American bar scene and served in the Rainbow Room in New York.
Koval Ginger, Prosecco, Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters, Lime Twist, House Candied Ginger $12
Zelda is our twist on a classic champagne cocktail and has the flavor profiles of a dark and stormy. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald wrote that Gatsby could see the green light from across the lake where Daisy Buchanan, who’s character was inspired by Zelda resided, which is why ours has a lime twist.
J. Carver Grimm Farm Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Kiss of Blended Scotch, Sweet Peppers and Lemon. Stirred, not Shaken $11
Dorothy Parker was a famous poet and also one of the first women to break through the glass ceiling. She was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table and was greatly respected by male writers of the era. She wrote “I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under the host.”
Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Spritz of Lagavulin 16yr Scotch, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice $13
Blood and Sand
Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey, Eleven Wells Cherry Liqueur,
Created in London and named for Rudolph Valentino's 1922 bullfighter silent film "Blood and Sand", this is definitely a long forgotten prohibition-era cocktail.
Border Bourbon, Commodore Crème De Cacao, Tattersall Sour Cherry $12
The Commodore was a recipe written in honor of the hotel, which was a popular spot for dining and dancing when it opened in the 1920’s. Topped off with a chocolate covered cherry.
Cedar Ridge Pear Brandy, Poached Pear White Balsamic Shrub, Splash of Norseman Vapor Gin, Toasted Rosemary $10
In the prohibition era brandy drinks could be both classic and avante-garde, this locally made pear brandy would have found a comfortable home. Enjoy this pear brandy cocktail with its new age shrub format.
Dashfire Old Fashioned Bitters $13
Root n Rye
FEW Rye, Door County Dried Cherries, Orange Peel, Frostop Red Birch Bark Beer,
The Rock and Rye is an apothecary style elixir and was typically rye with rock candy and citrus. It went from the bar to the pharmacy during prohibition as a cure all so to speak. We offer this up using FEW Rye, believed to be named after Francis Elizabeth Willard. She was the first dean of women at Northwestern and appeared on the 1940’s postage stamp. She had a strong belief that alcohol created corruption, and worked hard to help structure the prohibition movement in its early stages.
Cedar Ridge Apple Brandy, 5 Lemon Ginger Liqueur, Fresh Lemon, Smoked Bourbon Sugar $11
Named after the motorcycle attachment, the sidecar dates back to around the end of WW1. The Ritz hotel in Paris claims the origin of the drink with the first recipe appearing in 1922.
Tattersall Barreled Gin, Tattersall Amaro, Tatersall Orange Crema, Flamed Orange Rind $12
Club is a classic cocktail based on the old Groucho Marx quote, “I don’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”
$123 Organic "Uno" Blanco Tequila, Tattersall Orange Crema, Blood Orange Sour, Fresh Lime, Citrus Sugar $11
Our bitter version of a margarita.
Mississippi River Distilling Company Coffee Liqueur, Zaya Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Coffee, Whip $11
Ma Barker’s Nightcap
Consuming a nightcap was well known to aid in a good night’s sleep and we feel it’s a great way to end an evening here at The Commodore.