A beer themed cocktail to represent the state of alcohol during the 1500’s to 1600’s as a gift from the creator. Deep and sweet, “Prescription From Heaven,” has a smooth mouthfeel and definitely gives the sensation of what one might think a stout beer concentrate would taste like. This makes sense, since the cocktail features — among other ingredients — a Guinness syrup, toasted dark malt, and brown butter rum. Storytelling at Stockton is totally on point. Each beverage is a new page in their menu, which is essentially a tour through the bar’s Darwinian philosophy and understanding of alcohol, fully illuminated and illustrated.
This is blood. A tribute to the ancient mesoamerican god, Quetzalcoatl, who planted the first agave plant. Agave, when distilled, gives us tequilla, mezcal, and for the Aztecs, a ritual drink called Pulque. Of course it’s not really blood — this drink, named “The Lost City” in Stockton gets its red color from a beetroot shrub that they make in-house, paired with orange sherbet, kaffir lime, and a unique jalapeño blanco tequilla.
This drink is designed to symbolize a sacrificial offering to the ancient god. A cube of ice in the middle is covered with coco butter and edible rocks which represents the ancient pyramids that served as an altar of human sacrifice for the Aztecs, the beetroot shrub and tequilla is poured over the top to simulate blood flowing down the steps for when the men were killed as the offering. Its a little bit grotesque but it falls right in line with Stockton’s fascination with religion and the balance of god, man, and alcohol.