Compère Lapin has a new cocktail program, shepherded by new Head Bartender Jordan Deis.
According to a press release, Deis, after signing with Nina Compton's award-winning restaurant, spent months with Compton and her bar team crafting unique cocktails that complement many of the restaurant's dishes.
The new menu will feature seasonal ingredients from local farms. The Crow's Nest, for example, is aged brandy mixed with roasted banana, vermouth, thyme, and three different fortified wines.
The Penultimate Oath is a Sotol drink, similar to tequila, fused with herbaceous Túnel de Mallorca, cucumber and citrus granita.
Another new cocktail, Melonious Funk, is a bolden local vodka combined fresh citrus and melon shrub with a spiced salt rim.
An accredited Sommelier, Deis has worked as a head bartender at a few of the city's best restaurants. He hopes his expertise can build on award-winning cocktails on past Compère Lapin menus.
"This cocktail program shines a spotlight on all of our talented bartenders," he said in a news release. "We all have different training and palates so it is nice to have an assortment of cocktails that reflects our varied backgrounds."