We're here to take a look at The Hawthorne, the first bar in which barman Jackson Cannon actually has a personal stake as proprietor. His partner is Garrett Harker of Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster bar. We asked Cannon to share five recipes with us from their menu, which focuses largely on stripped down, updated classics.
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I sought out delicious recipes featuring Meyer lemons, blood oranges, Satsumas, grapefruit, and lime, looking for drinks where the citrus was allowed to really shine. After a few long sessions of shaking and stirring citrusy concoctions created by bar stars like Jackson Cannon of The Hawthorne in Boston, Sean McClure of Craft in New York, Debbi Peek of the Bristol in Chicago, Todd Maul of Clio in Boston, and a few others, these 15 favorites emerged: refreshing drinks with an excellent balance of tart acidity and fresh sweetness. Just the right thing to sip as we wait for the weather to get warmer.
Amaro Montenegro and Aperol extend the flavors of fresh orange juice so naturally you could imagine you're just sipping the nectar of the best oranges you've ever encountered.
This beautifuly rosy vodka cocktail is fruity and lightly floral—it's one of the most delicate citrus cocktails we've tried.
Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston describes the Jack Rose as "a lost classic." Constructed with house-made grenadine, Laird's Applejack, a bit of lemon, and a dash of Peychaud's bitters, it's spirit forward with a refreshing fruity undercurrent.