Apologies for the bad photography but hey, Nightjar is discreet and uber cool, glaring lights would just not work. This has been a favourite bar of mine for quite a while now and I'm not alone, every review I've read has been positively glowing!
Absinthe Orgy by Marian Beke
37.5ml La Maison Fontaine Absinthe
17.5ml Orgeat (homemade at Nightjar
Half Fresh Lime Juice
Dash Orange Bitters
Shake all the ingredients hard over ice and strain into glass, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
The drink is amazingly smooth, complex and very well balanced. We joked with Edmund that there should be a minimum purchase of 4 to be true to the cocktail name!
Another of my favourite Nightjar drinks, thanks to Dan Priseman for putting me onto this one!
Remember the Maine
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
La Maison Fontaine Absinthe
Stir slowly for good dilution and strain, garnish with cherries.
The drinks name refers to the USS Maine that was sunk off the shores of Havana in 1898, which ultimately sparked the Spanish - American War of the same year. It was however, in 1933 that the global imbiber and author of "The Gentleman's Companion: An Exotic Drinking Book," Charles H. Baker Jr. created the drink off the shores of Cuba during a night of intense bombing. What's interesting and left unexplained is Baker actually specified the drink had to be stirred clockwise....