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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Bourbon, Aperol, Nonino, and fresh lemon juice come together in equal proportions for a drink that's a little sweet, a little bitter, a little fresh, and a little too easy drinking.
Part cucumber, part lime, and a bit of Yellow Chartruse, this Tom Collins variant created by Scott Marshall goes down easy.
Created by bartender Katie Emerson, this variation of an Old Fashioned is made with barrel-aged Bols Genever and two types of bitters.
A martini with character, it combines Tanqueray gin (Jackson insists on it), Dolin vermouth, absinthe, crème de violette, and orange bitters.
Do you ever get annoyed with the bits of mint and lime pulp that get stuck in your teeth when drinking a mojito? This version solves the problem by straining the lime and rum-based drink through a tea strainer while adding a bit of complexity with a dash of bitters.