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The House Brasserie’s New Cocktails: Sip Spring by the Glassful

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The House Brasserie is currently celebrating five years in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. This local hotspot is esteemed for its contemporary American fare handcrafted by award-winning Chef Matt Carter. The setting isn’t too shabby either, as the restaurant is set inside a splendidly restored, tree-lined former private residence.  If you’re a craft cocktail fan, you know that The House is home to a broad list of hand-pressed cocktails and eclectic wine and beer lists.  With patio season at its peak here in the Valley, The House has just rolled out an all-new drink menu overflowing with the farm-fresh characteristics of the spring.

New Spring Cocktail Menu at The House BrasserieBilly Bessinger, GM/Bar Manager, (a House staple since opening day), designed this new drink menu that is accentuated by nine innovative craft cocktails.  Take your taste buds on a tropical vacation with the Tiki-inspired Snowbird, Bessinger says, thanks to Zubrowka bison grass vodka, a red-hot European import boasting delicious coconut and vanilla notes.  Or savor the fresh flavors of spring with the new Tequila Funrise that contrasts the sweetness of fresh blueberry and lavender honey, with herbal Galliano liquor and bold Don Julio blanco tequila. Or perhaps you’d like to stick with a Scottsdale stalwart, like The House’s signature Smoked Manhattan, and watch as the staff “lights the whole bar on fire,” Bessinger says, only half kidding. “We’ve always been known as a whiskey bar, so we had to keep this fan favorite featuring alder wood that’s literally smoked to order.”

Feel free to pair your cocktail of choice with Chef Matt Carter’s latest seasonal dinner menus, as well as weekend brunch featuring a table side mimosa cart, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 3pm.   

The House Brasserie New Cocktail Menu

Pimm’s Mule | $12 | Pimm’s No.1, Amaro Nonino, lime, Demerara syrup, ginger beer

Primarita | $13 | Corrido Reposado tequila, hand pressed lime, agave

The Snowbird | $13 | Zubrowka bison grass vodka, Dry Curaco, lime juice, Coco Real, orgeat, Bordeaux syrup

The Snowbird cocktail at the House BrasserieGreen Lantern | $13 | Tanqueray Bloomsbury gin, Green Chartreuse, honeydew, lime, cracked pepper, serrano

Pour Decisions | $13 | Brugal Anejo rum, St. George pear brandy, Montillado sherry, rootbeer shrub, black walnut bitters

Pour Decisions cocktail at the House BrasserieGin It To Win It | $13 | Ford’s gin, Yellow Chartreuse, house made Limoncello, Salers aperitif, Pine liqueur spritz, grape reduction lacquer

Gin It To Win It cocktail at The House BrasserieThe Smoked Manhattan | $14 | Bulleit bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, Cherry Coke redux, smoked alder, black walnut bitters

Tequila Funrise | $13 | Don Julio Blanco tequila, Galliano, lime juice, lavender honey, blueberry

Tequila Funrise cocktail at The House BrasserieDos Guillermos | $14 | Vida mezcal, Fernet Branca, scorpion pepper simple syrup, lime juice, maple syrup, cilantro

Tucked inside the second-oldest house in downtown Scottsdale, The House Brasserie tempts with a stylish yet cozy dining room and multiple outdoor patios surrounded by towering trees and verdant landscaping, as well as chef Matt Carter’s globally inspired dishes crafted with gourmet ingredients and classic French cooking techniques.

The House Brasserie | 936 E. Main St. | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.634.1600

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© Taryn Jeffries 2017

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance wirter, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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