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Supper’s New Cocktail List Is, Like, a Really Awesome Record Collection That You Can Drink

Mitch Prensky
Mitch Prensky Photo: Jason Varney

Over the course of the next few weeks Supper will roll out a new cocktail program designed by the Franklin Mortgage crew. It’s part of the deal the two businesses cut some weeks ago, where Supper’s Mitch Prensky would design a small plates menu for the Franklin, and in turn they would come up with a new drink list for him. And taking cues from some of the greatest albums from the rockist canon — everything from the Kinks’ seminal Village Green Preservation Society to the Zombies psychedelic magnum opus Odyssey & Oracle are represented — the list is kind of like a drinking tour through your cool hippie uncle’s old record collection. The crushed stems and seeds stuck in the albums’ gatefolds are all that’s missing. “Its really funny I grew up loving that whole era of music,” Prensky, whose first calling in life was palying music, told Grub Street. “Wihtout any provocation or conversation, Colin Shearn at the Franklin wrote the cocktails and named them after these records.”

Prensky said that Shearn told him he chose to name the cocktails after these landmark albums because what each one represents to the gilded age of rock and roll, is almost the same as what Supper and the Franklin stand for in food and drink now.

“That music — you know, like Bowie, the Stones and T. Rex — wasn’t necessarily trendy, but it spawned all this other great stuff,” Prensky explained. “I guess you can call it classic, which is kind of how I view what we’re doing at Supper and what Colin and the others are doing at the Franklin.”

The new cocktail list doesn’t officially go into effect until April 29, but Prensky said his bartenders have already begun pouring some as off menu specials.

The new cocktails include:


Espolon Reposado
orange bitters

Village Green Preservation Society

Hendrick’s Gin
Fresh lemon juice
Honey syrup
Dolin Dry Vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters

Odessey & Oracle

Wild Turkey Rye 101
Cocchi Americano Aperitif
Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth
Yellow Chartreuse
Angostura bitters

Station To Station

Lairds BIB
Fresh lemon juice
Saint Germain
Simple syrup
Peychaud bitters

Electric Warrior

El Dorado 3 year
Fresh lime juice
Fresh grapefruit juice
Simple syrup
Angostura bitters

Supper’s New Cocktail List Is, Like, a Really Awesome Record Collection