Post-holiday winter blues? Nothing a lil dram can’t sate. We’re looking at you, Dram & Draught. The popular DTR neighborhood bar unveiled its latest Winter Cocktail menu casting lots o’ local love — and just in time to help you forget the bomb cyclone (and other world news). Treat yo’self.
A few highlights:
The Mischief Managed ($10) – and not just for the name, but who doesn’t want this sweet taste of winter on a farm? Warming up the coldest of days is the perf blend of Laird’s Straight Applejack 85 apple brandy (made in neighboring VA!), maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, sage tincture, Pierre Larousse sparkling wine and sage leaf. ↑
Want something a little oak-ier?
How ’bout the Marsellus Wallace ($10), with McClelland’s Lowland single-malt scotch, Oak City amaretto (hey, Oak City!) and — wait for it — local Escazu cocoa nib infused bar cream. Nom nom. ↓
Or the Chock Full o’ Nuts ($10, and, yes, I just wanted to type the name) … but, really — Ezra Brooks bourbon (think: sweet hints of honey and vanilla accented with citrus notes), Bonal, honey and local Larry’s cold brew coffee with Regan’s orange bitters No. 6 and lemons zest. Just yes. ↓
And if you’re a vodka fan (here!), the Farmhouse Social ($11) is a must-try, comprised of Raleigh’s own Social House vodka, NC Farmers Market jam, fresh lime juice and soda, topped with a fresh mint sprig. ↓
There’s more. But you’ll have to belly up to the bar for the full spiel. Till then, just a little to whet your appetite.