Highway To The Danger Zone: A Top Gun Themed Menu At Franklin Mortgage

Franklin Mortgage is known for constructing intricate, endlessly referential cocktail menus that touch on literature, classic film and alcohol’s historical place in the American consciousness. And on Sunday, December 1, they’re bringing this all together for one night of cocktails based on the movie Top Gun.

No, really. They’ve got guest bartender Michael Buonocore from Vernick behind the stick and a whole menu of drinks already planned. One of them is called “Jeans and Volleyball” You know you want to see it. And if I wasn’t going to be spending my Sunday trying to escape from the frozen wasteland of Upstate New York, I would totally be there myself…

HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE: An Evening of Top Gun cocktails, featuring Michael Buonocore (Vernick)

“I’m holding on too close. I’ve lost the edge.”


The Goose
Dry Gin, Cognac, Kummel, Dry Curacao, Grapefruit juice, Salted Lemon Cordial, Lactart
Served on crushed ice

The IceMan
Salers Aperitif, Blanc Vermouth, Batavia Arrack, Celery and Grapefruit Bitters
Served tall with soda

The Maverick
Jamaican, Barbadian and Demerara Rums, Absinthe, Cinnamon Syrup, Angostura and Falernum bitters
Served on a rock

Plot Synopsis

Target-Rich Environment
Bonded Apple Brandy, Pimms No. 1, Absinthe, Lime juice, Cane Syrup, Pomegranate Molasses, BBQ Bitters, Egg White
Served up

Buzzing the Tower
Bourbon, Dry Gin, Coffee Liqueur, Swedish Punsch, Lemon juice, Orgeat and Ginger syrups
Served up

Jeans and Volleyball
For solo players or teams of four
Reposado Tequila, Jamaican Rum, Maurin Aperitif, Lemon and Pineapple juices, Tropical Black Tea, Raspberry syrup, Jerry Thomas and Peychaud’s Bitters
Topped with Prosecco

Take My Breath Away
Blended Scotch, Jamaican Rum, Green Chartreuse, Ramazzotti, Creme de Cacao
Served room temperature with a Mezcal rinse

Bullshit, 10 Minutes!

No Points for Second Place
A glass of tonight’s Punch

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
A shot and a beer

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