Anvil’s Spring 2011 Cocktail Menu

I have gushed about Anvil before, and now I have more reasons! Yes, Anvil just came out with its Spring 2011 Cocktail Menu, and you can find it here and here.What follows is copied directly from the Anvil blog, so don’t think I stole it or anything.

Holy cow, I am excited, though. Especially about this one, the Royal Kris: Gin, Batavia Arrack, Lime, Passion Fruit Syrup, Sriracha, Seltzer. I may not be the biggest fan of arrack, but I like the idea of it. What I am a fan of is Sriracha. I love that stuff. It is like my crack. My salt and pepper. I can’t wait to try this drink.


Spring isn’t really a season in Houston – it just a brief transition. Nevertheless, we are living it up while we can. Below is our current house cocktail menu. I’m very proud of our staff, and I think this is definitely the best menu we’ve put out to date. We kept a couple we couldn’t part with from the last menu, and of course, we will never pull our house cocktail, The Brave, but everything else is new.

RUM SELECTIONS (Definitely Tiki Influenced):
Pete’s Sake – Aged Rum, Peach Brandy, Don’s Spices #2, Lime, Orange
k-38 – White Rum, Mezcal, Lemon, Agave Nectar, Tomatillo, Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
The Ladder of Death – Dark Rum, Aged Rum, Overproof Rum, Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, House Grenadine, Aromatic Bitters

WHISK(E)Y SELECTIONS (For the Diehards):
The Ugly American – Bourbon, Cardamaro, Quina, Orange Bitters
The London Guinea – Scotch, Pimm’s, Lemon, Birch, House Sarsaparilla Bitters
Black Betty – Fenugreek-Infused Rye, Bonal, Italian Bitter, Xocolatl Mole Bitters

GIN SELECTIONS (The Most Diverse Section of the Menu):
The Royal Kris – Gin, Batavia Arrack, Lime, Passion Fruit Syrup, Sriracha, Seltzer
Allenro – Old Tom Gin, Dry Vermouth, Galliano, Orange Flower Water
Maharaja Buck – Cardamom-Infused Gin, Lime, Turmeric, House Tamarin Jam, House Ginger Beer

AGAVE SELECTIONS (Tequila’s Actually in the Minority):
La Soldadera – Sotol, Yellow Chatreuse, Blanc Vermouth, Xocolatl Mole Bitters
Morelos St. – Tequila, Lemon, House Cranberry-Angelica Liqueur, Sage, Tonic
The Brave – Mezcal, Sotol, Averna, Curacao, Aromatic Bitters

OTHER SELECTIONS (By “Other”, We Apparently Mean “Amari”):
Golden Gate Swizzle – Fernet, Falernum, Orgeat, Lemon, Aromatic & Orange Bitters
Bitter Roots – Cynar, Aged Rum, Madeira, Honey, India Pale Ale, Aromatic Bitters

3 thoughts on “Anvil’s Spring 2011 Cocktail Menu”

  1. Ashamedly, my stock includes neither sotol nor mezcal. I will have to take your advice into account, although my local Spec’s doesn’t sell Don Cuco. Perhaps I can find it elsewhere. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I have a correction here, as well. I was confusing Batavia Arrack with arak, the anise-flavored liquor from the Middle East. I was reading about rum and came across a description of batavia arrack as an Indonesian version distilled from sugarcane, similar to rum. Interesting.

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