Menu Changes

Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Are Bringing It All Back Home For Their Third Anniversary

The Pirate Slave is just one of the many drinks being revived.
The Pirate Slave is just one of the many drinks being revived. Photo: Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

The Billy Penn Club, Passyunk Punch, and Restraining Order are a few of the throwback drinks the crew at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company are pulling from their retired menus and putting back into play this June. Since opening, the cocktail hotspot’s bartenders have rarely revived the potions they put out to pasture after making their quarterly menu updates. But for the bar’s third anniversary, which they will begin observing on June 4, general manager Colin Shearn and head bartender Al Sotack have drawn up a menu that puts forth what they’ve decided were the best cocktails from the bar’s first two menus. “If you aren’t busy being born, you’re busy dying,” in channeling Bob Dylan Shearn told Grub Street about the Franklin’s tradition of starting from scratch with each reboot. “But an anniversary is a great time to look back at where we started.”

Required Reading

Southside ~ 12
Beefeater gin, fresh lime juice, sugar, Angostura bitters, mint served up

Corpse reviver #2 ~ 12
Beefeater gin, Cointreau, cocchi americano, Pernod absinthe, fresh lemon juice served up

Brown Derby ~ 12
Buffalo Trace bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, honey syrup served up

Daisy de Santiago ~ 13
Mount Gay Eclipse rum, yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime juice served tall

Champs Elysees ~ 13
Landy vs cognac, green Chartreuse, fresh lemon juice, Angostura bitters served up

Martinez ~ 14
Hayman’s old tom, carpano antica formula, Luxardo maraschino, Bitter Truth aromatic bitters served up

Diamondback ~ 14
Rittenhouse Rye, Laird’s bonded applejack, yellow Chartreuse served up

Easy Going

Simo Cup ~ 12
Plymouth gin, pimm’s #1, fresh lemon juice, muddled strawberry and cucumber served tall on crushed ice

Center City Swizzle ~ 12
Old Overholt rye, lustau amotillado sherry, velevet falernum, fresh lemon juice, house ginger syrup served tall on crushed ice

Spry Friar ~ 12
Plymouth gin, fresh lemon and pineapple juice, honey syrup, Pernod absinthe served up

Cadiz Collins ~ 13
Plymouth gin, lustau amontillado sherry, fresh lemon juice, demerara, whiskey barrel bitters served tall with seltzer

Main Line Wine ~ 12
Appleton v/x rum, Alex Day’s claret cup, fresh lemon juice, sugar
served on crushed ice

Fair Fight ~ 12
Laird’s bonded applejack, pimm’s #1, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice, demerara, Peychaud’s bitters served up

Rebellious Spirits

Doc Daneeka Royale ~ 13
Plymouth gin, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup served up with sparkling wine

Billy Penn Club ~ 12
Hayman’s old tom, dolin dry vermouth, fresh lemon juice, apple butter, egg white served up

Boukman Daiquiri ~ 12
El Dorado 3 year rum, landy vs cognac, fresh lime juice, house cinnamon syrup served up

Royal Burgh ~ 13
famous Grouse Scotch, fresh pineapple and lemon juice, house ginger syrup, Pernod absinthe, Peychaud’s bitters served tall with seltzer

El Pinch Tigre ~ 13
jalepeno infused Espolon Blanco tequila, fresh apple and lemon juice, house ginger syrup served tall

Rebellious Spirits

Grand St. ~ 13
Beefeater gin, punt e mes, cynar, luxardo maraschino served up

Aperitivo Julep ~ 12
Dolin dry vermouth, amoro nonino, massenez creme de peche served julep style

Americano Especial ~ 12
Campari, Dolin blanc vermouth, Angostura bitters served tall with seltzer

Kensington ~ 13
Buffalo Trace bourbon, carpano antica formula, Dolin dry vermouth, Peychaud’s bitters, orange marmalade, served up

Carroll Gardens ~ 13
Rittenhouse Rye, amoro nardini, punt e mes, luxardo maraschino served up

Inland Julep ~ 15
Siembra Azul reposado tequila, los nahuales reposado mezcal, agave nectar served julep style

The Flowing Bowl

Pass & Stow Punch ~ 13
Appleton v/x and Gosling’s rum, Luxardo maraschino, fresh lime and pineapple juice, nutmeg

Passyunk Punch ~ 12
Pampero anniversario rum, batavia arrack, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, whiskey barrel aged bitters

Publican Punch ~ 12
Espolon blanco tequila, dolin blanc vermouth, fresh lemon and grapefruit juice, scarlet glow tea syrup

I Asked Her For Water, She Brought me Gasoline

Restraining Order ~ 14
siembra azul reposado tequila, aperol, bitter truth celery bitters served on a rock

Hoff’s Law Cocktail ~ 14
rittenhouse rye, carpano antica formula, boulanger calvados, batavia arrack, st. germain served up

Pirate Slave ~ 15
rhum jm, punt e mes, campari, cane, house orange bitters served on a rock

Conquistadora ~ 14
siembra azul blanco tequila, dolin blanc vermouth, sombra mezcal, yellow chartreuse, strawberry preserves served up

Cowboy Killer ~ 14
famous grouse scotch and laphroaig 10 year scotch, punt e mes, luxardo maraschino, peychaud’s bitters served up

Chatterbox ~ 15
pineapple and sage infused sombra mezcal, galliano, bittermen’s hopped grapefruit bitters served up

Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Are Bringing It All Back Home For Their Third