Next month Yard House will debut four new cocktails starting September 12 at all restaurant locations. The new adult concoctions feature fresh ingredients including thyme, pineapple, and strawberry as well as new house-made syrups. People first think of Yard House as the go-to place to find the best in local craft and import beer, said Gregory Howard, director of beverage strategy for Yard House. And we certainly are a destination for that. But were also constantly evolving our cocktail program to stay on the cutting edge. We like to keep it fresh by making our own syrups, mixes, citrus agave blends and ginger beer using only premium ingredients. I think doing so reflects our from scratch philosophy from what we do behind the kitchen door to what we do front and center at the bar.
The new line-up of cocktails includes:
Old Fashioned This classic cocktail, first introduced at the end of the 19th century and one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Emburys The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, has made a comeback in recent years and Yard House has further updated it with a new mix & match perspective. Guests assume the role of mixologist with a choice of spiritsFour Roses Original Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal or Zaya 12 Year Gran Reserva Rumas well as a choice of house-made syrups, including brown sugar, fig, sour cherry or blackberry. Its served in a snifter with skewer of orange peel and a black cherry.
Yuzu Gin Cooler This refreshing and elegant drink features The Botanist Gin, fresh thyme and is infused with fresh yuzu, a citrus hybrid fruit from East Asia consisting of sour mandarin and Ichang papeda. The drink is served in a cooler glass with a sprig of fresh thyme offering beautiful botanical aromatics.
Tahitian Moonshine Moonshine is no longer relegated to the bathtub as this drink demonstrates with its island-style blend of vanilla, orange and pineapple flavors. The seemingly contrasting flavors of un-oaked whiskey and citrus fruit flavors play off each other effortlessly and the drink is finished with fresh pineapple, strawberry and orange.
Orange Blossom Special This graceful bittersweet beverage, featuring floral honey blossom and Mandarin orange flavors uses Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Vodka, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, a dash of aromatic bitters, and Yard Houses own citrus agave blend.
The common thread with these new drinks, as with all of our cocktails, is fresh and simple ingredients put together in a classic yet sophisticated way, added Howard. Theyre a complement to our food. Were pleased to offer these cocktails and are excited to see our guests reactions to the new beverages.
Yard House, which boasts a full bar at all locations, features a full list of martinis and mules using house-made ginger beer along with an average of 130 taps of the best American craft and import beers. Yard House, open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, will debut its collection of new handcrafted cocktails nationwide on Monday, September 12 For more information, visit yardhouse.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yardhouse or on Twitter @yardhouse