Tonight: Franklin Mortgage Drops Menu #15

4 years in, 14 menus down, and tonight at 5pm Franklin Mortgage will be debuting menu number 15. It is, as always, a long, literary and musical list, with the same sort of rare liquors, clever combinations, high-test cocktails and extensive use of bitters, tinctures and syrups that has come to define the Franklin and set it on its own path to cocktail bar greatness.

The highlights? How ’bout a simple Dark & Stormy with Goslings rum, lime, ginger syrup and soda? Or perhaps the slightly more complicated Lily Dale Swizzle with Buffalo Trace bourbon, Ron Zacappa rum, lemon, ginger and cinnamon syrups, birch and sarsaparilla tincture, and a little bit of Pernod. Or the completely weird …With A Baseball Bat which brings together peanut butter washed Old Forester, Bols genever, crème de mure, creme de Framboise, brown sugar syrup and Aphrodite bitters in a glass with a rock and nothing else.

There’s also a drink with pickle syrup, and another one utilizing what I assume has to be a house-made tincture of long hots, but I’ll let you check out the full menu to discover those for yourself.

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Menu #14


Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s No. 1, lemon and lime juice, ginger syrup, cucumber, acid phosphate, Peychaud’s bitters

Served tall with soda


Rittenhouse rye whiskey, grapefruit, raspberry syrup

Served up

Dark and Stormy

Goslings rum, lime, ginger syrup

Served tall with soda


El Dorado 3 Year and Smith and Cross rums, Kronan Swedish Punch, lime, grenadine, angostura bitters, Pernod

Served up

Japanese Cocktail

Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac, orgeat, Boker’s and Jerry Thomas bitters

Served on a rock


Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Dolin dry, Benedictine

Served up


Lily Dale Swizzle

Buffalo Trace bourbon, Ron Zacappa rum, lemon, ginger and cinnamon syrups, birch and sarsaparilla tincture, Pernod

Served on crushed ice

Everybody Knows

Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Pierre Ferrand Ambre cognac, green chartreuse, lime, kiwi syrup, Angostura bitters

Served tall with soda

Pretty as a Prayer Book

Sombra mezcal, Hayman’s Old Tom, Strega, lemon, orange pepper and thyme syrup, Boker’s bitters

Served up

Little Fury

Beefeater gin, Flor de Cana 4 year rum, Dolin blanc vermouth, Pierre Ferrand Curacao, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, orange cream citrate, Spanish bitters

Served up

Pie Plant Cobbler

El Dorado 12 Year rum, Terranoble carmenere, Zucca amaro,  Grand Marnier, Strawberry basil syrup, honey

Served on crushed ice


Julie Winters Punch

Duquesne agricole, Tanqueray gin, Wray and Nephew rum, Velvet Falernum, Creole Shrubb, allspice dram, lime and pineapple juice, coconut tea syrup

Lamp Lighter Punch

Lairds apple brandy, Pierre Ferrand cognac, Crème de cassis, lemon, Pink Earl Grey syrup, Teapot bitters, Rose water

Sorry For Partying Punch

Buffalo Trace bourbon, Wray and Nephew rum, Dolin blanc vermouth, Crème de cacao, Nux Alpina Walnut liqueur, Campari, lemon juice, strawberry lychee tea syrup, orange bitters

Miller’s Punch

Aalborg Aquavit, Bols genever, Black grouse scotch, Allspice dram, lemon juice, rye syrup, black peppercorn tincture


The Battle of Blythe Road

Hayman’s Old Tom, El Dorado 3 Year rum, Argiolos vermentino, lime juice, green apple syrup, acid phosphate, dandelion burdock bitters

Served tall with soda

Spaceship Coupe

Appleton V/X and Barbancourt 4 year rum, La Favorite Ambre agricole, Crème de cacao, Carpano Antica, lime, blackberry syrup, angostura bitters and pernod

Served up

Crowd Surf off a Cliff

Espolon blanco tequila. Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Strega, lemon and orange juices, honey, Angsotura and Chesapeake Bay bitters

Served up

Lipstick Stains

Lairds apple brandy, Pierre Ferrand Pineau des charentes, Del Maguey crema de mezcal, lime and grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, angostura and Jerry Thomas bitters

Served on crushed ice

10th Avenue Freezeout

Old Overholt rye, Carpano Antica, Cocchi Torrino, cane, muddled orange, angostura and orange bitters

Served on crushed ice

South Bronx

Hayman’s and Ransom Old Tom, Dolin blanc and Carpano Antica, pineapple and orange juice, BBQ bitters

Served up

Haitian Fight Song

Barbancourt 8 Year rhum, Lemonheart 151 and Wray & Nephew rums, grenadine, orange flower water, muddled lime

Served on rocks

Mercy of Circumstance

Banana infused Flor de Cana 4 and 7 year rums, Bols genever, brown sugar syrup, cinnamon and vanilla tincture

Served on  a rock

Pickleback Mountain

Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Bonal, absinthe, pickle syrup, Teapot bitters

Served as a julep


Queen of Thorns

Tanqueray gin, Bols genever, Flor de Cana 4 Year rum, Salers Aperitif Gentiane, Combier Pamplemouse, Dolin dry vermouth, Hopped Grapefruit and Dandelion Burdock bitters

Served up

Boss Lady

Old Granddad 114, Pierre Ferrand Ambre cognac, House Importers coffee liqueur, Pedrox Ximinez sherry, demerara , Aphrodite bitters

Served on a rock

The Italian Market

Rittenhouse rye, Dolin blanc vermouth, Cardomoro, Crème de Peche, long hot tincture

Served up

…With a Baseball Bat

Peanut Butter washed Old Forester, Bols genever, crème de mure, creme de Framboise, brown sugar syrup, Aphrodite biters

Served on a rock

Gordian Knot

Old Granddad 114 and Booker’s bourbon, Aperol, Wray and Nephew rum, hibiscus syrup, Peychaud’s and Jerry Thomas bitters

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