UPDATE: More Movie-Themed Cocktail Nights From The Franklin And Emmanuelle


UPDATE: Just got word that tonight’s Big Lebowski movie night at the Franklin has been postponed. No new date set yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as something gets worked out.

Really, the only question is how the Franklin got through so many movie nights without doing The Big Lebowski.

But anyway, that cinematic travesty has now been remedied with a pair of movie-themed cocktail nights which will see the Franklin’s Mike Treffehn and Phoebe Esmon from Emmanuelle sharing their respective bars on two different nights for two different (but equally awesome) theme nights.

You already know that the first one will be The Big Lebowski, but what about the second one?

Movie Night #1:
Sunday, March 23
The Big Lebowski @ The Franklin
with Guest Bartender Phoebe Esmon

A Caucasian ~ $11
Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Galliano Ristretto,
Vanilla and Demerara Syrups, Cream
Served on Crushed Ice.

Nice Marmot ~ $11
Bols Genever, Oloroso Sherry, Apricot Shrub, Orgeat, Cinnamon Tincture
Served tall with Sparkling Wine

The First Lady of the Nation ~ $11
Bombay Dry Gin, Trimbach Poire William Eau de Vie, Strega,
Lemon and Grapefruit Juices, Cane Syrup, Salt
Served Up

Mark It Zero ~ $11
Rittenhouse Rye, Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Kronan Swedish Punsch,
Nux Alpina, Roi Rene Rouge, Falernum, Angostura Bitters
Served Up

Obviously, You’re not a Golfer ~ $11
Siembra Azul Reposado, Sombra Mezcal, Byrrh, Darjeeling Syrup,
Lemon Oils, Boston Bittahs
Served on a Rock

She Thought We’d Be Getting Million Dollars! Iss not Fair! ~ $7
A glass of the day’s punch

Tying the Room Together ~ $6
A shot and a beer

Movie Night #2
Sunday, March 31
O Brother Where Art Thou? @ Emmanuelle
with Guest Bartender Mike “Juice” Treffehn

I’ve Spoken My Piece and Counted to 3 ~ $11
Tanqueray, Cocchi Americano, Lime Cordial
Served on Rocks

1/3 of a Gopher ~ $11
Vinas de Ouro Pisco Torontel, Dolin Blanc, Cappelletti, Orange Bitters
Served Up

He’s a Suitor! ~ $11
Mt. Gay Eclipse, Lillet, Aperol, Peychaud’s Bitters
Served Tall with Allagash White

The Pleasing Odor is Half the Point ~ $11
EH Taylor Bonded Bourbon, Benedictine,
Allspice Dram, Coffee-Blueberry Syrup
Served on a Rock

The Metallurgical Arts ~ $11
Sombra Mezcal, Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Becherovka,
Dolin Dry, Agave Nectar, Mole Bitters
Served Up

Do Not Seek The Treasure ~ $7
A glass of the day’s punch

Man of Constant Sorrow ~ $6
A shot and a beer

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  • Jeff K

    I still don’t understand why they don’t play the actual movie at these events. it’d be so much better. Other places around town have movie nights (Nomad, all the pop up stuff in the summer, Xfinity, etc.), so I don’t know what issues are that they allude to

    • Dan

      Yea, I don’t get it. How is this a “movie night”? It’s just a gimmick to get people in for cocktails on a generally slow night. I get 0 satisfaction out of using “clever” movie lines for the same sort of drinks they already make .

      • Aaron Siak

        Dan, thanks for the thoughts. Please see my response to Jeff K. In addition, is this a gimmick for a “slow night”? In your eyes, it sounds that way. We’ve done a movie night on a Monday, we’ll probably have one on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well in the future. These are not all “slow” nights. Sunday, we actually do very well from a business perspective (it’s not our slowest night). And in regards to the “same sort of drinks”, we have 450 house cocktails. If you include cocktails we’ve done for private parties, special menus, and everything else, we’ve probably cranked out 600 cocktails over the past 5 years. We change our menu on a quarterly basis. We’ve had some of the best bartenders in the country work here. Former staff have gone on to work at places like: pdt, Death and Co., Pouring Ribbons, Clover Club, Flatiron, Cure, Holeman and Finch. These are some of the best bars in the world. We take great pride in what we do and are constantly trying to improve our game and make our guests happy. If our guests are happy, we are happy. Like I said to Jeff K, feel free to reach out to me with feedback, positive or negative. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers. Aaron

        • Jeff K

          Hey Aaron, I don’t see any reply directed to me that you are mentioning….

  • William Rhodes

    They should include a white russian made with non-dairy creamer like in the movie.