A rotating cocktail series
We're pleased to introduce you to Mavericks - a rotating guest bartender series.
Each season, we invite a notable bar talent to create a full cocktail menu that will be served for three months. Expect highly creative libations and menu themes: anything goes. Our ambition is to provide a place for high-profile cocktail industry “Mavericks” to play, experiment and explore their ideas.
This Spring, Lord George is excited to collaborate with the remarkable Kate Bolton, whose menu is inspired by the weird and wonderful world of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Lord George will donate 50¢ of every Mavericks cocktail sold to the talent's charity of choice. In this case, Kate has chosen Friends of the Earth.
Alice In Wonderland: A Cocktail Menu
SPRING 2017 MENU
DRINK ME - 8
A wee bottled serving of whiskey, cherry, absinthe & bitters
“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”
WHITE RABBIT - 12
Lillet blanc, yellow chartreuse, sherry, mint, lime, egg white
“I’m late for a very important date!”
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - 12
Fino sherry, amontillado sherry, dry vermouth, blanc vermouth, lavender and orange bitters
“Most everyone is mad here.”
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE - 13
Aveze gentian liqueur, gin, pink peppercorn, tonic
“Bye bye Dinah!”
DEE & DUM - 12
Dueling rums, falernum, grilled strawberry, basil, lime
“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”
CHESHIRE CAT- 12
Tequila, pineapple, coffee tincture, lemon, egg white
“You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.”
THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER - 11
Jameson, oyster stout reduction, cocoa nib, ginger whipped cream
“The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things.”
THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON - 11
Petal and Thorn vermouth, chamomile, honey, soda
“Where the bread and butterflies kiss the tulips, and there are dancing daffodils on the hillside.”
ADVICE FROM A CATERPILLAR - 12
Blended Scotch, blue curacao, ginger honey, lemon, billowing applewood smoke
“Whooo ... are ... you?
MAD HATTER PUNCH - 12
Earl grey Plymouth gin, pimms no. 1, raspberry liqueur, lemon, maple, cucumber, bittered sugar cube
“A very merry un-birthday to you!”
QUEEN OF HEARTS - 13
Mezcal, cocchi rosa, spiced rose petal, bitters
“Off with their heads!”
Kate Bolton is a Portland, Oregon bartender with roots deeply tied to San Francisco bar culture. She has a restaurant career that spans 18 years, having worked in over 20 bars and restaurants - and managed or consulted on over half a dozen programs. She has worked in 3 Michelin-starred restaurants and was the opening bar manager at Maven in the Lower Haight, where she remains a partner today. During her time there she was awarded San Francisco Chronicle Bar Star (2012), Eater Bartender of the Year (2012), 7×7 Magazine’s Best Cocktail Menu (2013), and Nitey Award’s Mixologist of the Year (2014).
In 2013 she consulted and co-designed the program at the acclaimed Novela in SoMa, having creating their signature "punch on draft" system with Whitechapel owner Alex Smith. Most recently she relocated to Portland where she has had the honor of working with the city's top talent, as well as creating an aperitif cocktail menu at Americano that went on to win The Oregonian's 2016 Bar of the Year.
She is thrilled to have been invited to work with the team at Lord George and hopes you enjoy her interpretation of Alice in Wonderland for the Spring season of Mavericks.