Ares III

Spoon and Stable bartender Elliot Manthey is pulling for The Martian to win best picture at the Academy Awards this year, and he created a cocktail based on the classic Scofflaw to show his support.

This beautiful purple-red cocktail is meant to evoke a Martian tone; in fact, you can even garnish the drink with a ‘red planet’ design by cutting a circular stencil, and spraying Peychaud’s Bitters onto the frothy head of the drink.

With a lush and velvety texture, the botanicals in the gin (particularly that from iris root, one of the 10 botanicals in Bombay Sapphire) pair well with the floral notes from the hibiscus syrup.


* Create the hibiscus syrup by steeping dried hibiscus flowers (available at a lot of Hispanic grocery and specialty stores) in a 1:1 simple syrup for about 15 minutes; then, strain the flowers out.


Shake all ingredients together, WITHOUT ice first.  Then, shake WITH ice.  Strain into a coupe cocktail glasses.


Spoon and Stable represents the homecoming of world-renown chef Gavin Kaysen.  Bar manager Robert Jones and his staff serve up a celebrated menu of seasonal riffs on classic cocktails.

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